It seems ludicrous that in an open society, a president could be impeached and possibly removed through a process that begins with a report by a bureaucrat whose identity is never formally revealed and who is immune from examination. After all, the impeachment process is an attempt to override the decision of the electorate as to who shall be president. It should not be undertaken, and certainly not consummated, without the fullest, most open process, including the possibility of investigating the origins of the process.
But isn't that what we've learned from the entire Trump episode in our political history? Isn't characterizing ours as "an open society" precisely begging the question? Hasn't it all been an effort at suppressing facts and substituting narrative?