Donald Trump is reported to be miserable over impeachment and is privately telling Senate Republicans that he doesn’t want a trial.
The Washington Post reported:
Under this scenario, described by officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to recount a private meeting, the Senate trial could begin as early as January if the Democratic-controlled House votes to impeach Trump next month as appears increasingly likely. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said earlier this month that Trump would be acquitted in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-seat majority, if the trial were held today.
Even a two-week trial could run counter to what Trump has expressed privately. The president is “miserable” about the impeachment inquiry and has pushed to dismiss the proceedings right away, according to people familiar with his sentiments, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss Trump’s views.
Impeachment has made Trump sad. Apparently, the presidency is a lot less fun when the president gets caught committing potential crimes and is held accountable by the House of Representatives.
Donald Trump really doesn’t want the American people to see his misdeeds.
Mitch McConnell has admitted that he has a constitutional obligation to hold an impeachment trial. McConnell can’t dismiss articles of impeachment like they were a Supreme Court nominee.
Trump is about to get even more miserable because he’s not only going to be impeached. He’s going to be tried.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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