Trump wants a long and ugly impeachment trial with witnesses, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to go with a fast trial with no witnesses.
Garrett Haake of NBC News reported, “What I am hearing from Republican lawmakers including senators and some house members close to the president that the president is probably not going to get what he wants which is a big show on the Senate floor with witnesses called. The president wants Adam Schiff and Hunter Biden and the whistleblower. There is not much of an appetite for that.”
Donald Trump is not going to get his big ugly impeachment trial show. pic.twitter.com/KuN1E5TQEV
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 11, 2019
Trump wants to use the impeachment trial to boost his reelection campaign, but Senate Republicans don’t want to get into the minefield of calling witnesses, but Democrats are certain to call Rudy Giuliani, Mike Pompeo, Mick Mulvaney, John Bolton, and others who have dodged House subpoenas.
McConnell and Trump have been arguing over how to move forward with the Senate trial. McConnell has even floated the idea of just doing up or down votes on the articles of impeachment.
Donald Trump wants a show, but Mitch McConnell isn’t going to give him one.
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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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