Skip to comments.McConnell: Trump Trial Will Hear Arguments Before Considering Whether to Call Witnesses
Posted on 01/08/2020 11:17:14 AM PST by rktman
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that President Trump's impeachment trial will be modeled after that of Bill Clinton, and that means the question of calling witnesses will be addressed as the trial proceeds -- "and not before the trial begins."
McConnell described a "Phase One" of the trial, which would include arguments from both the prosecution and the defense -- "and then a period of written questions" from senators, who are not allowed to speak during the trial.
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Very tempting when it comes to the masters of deceit, propaganda, and defending those who work to kill our people.
Why should he back down now?
What possible reason, what possible gain?
The report today is that DiFi told Nancy to get the lead out and transmit the articles
Did they ever release all the transcripts?
Did they have the vote to adopt the Clinton rules?
he’s already caving in to the Democrats demands. Full cave-in is just right around the corner now.
Why wait? The Articles of impeachment should be in the House records. Hold your discussions and then dismiss as not prosecutable.
This makes no sense. There is no prosecution. As we all know, Nancy has refused to deliver the articles. So there is no valid process for an argument from the "prosecution".
I don’t think he is backing down.
He’s pushing the same 1996 rules that were used for Clinton’s impeachment. Those rules allowed the Senate to vote to dismiss after hearing the arguments. They also allowed the Senate to decide what witnesses were appropriate after hearing the arguments.
In other words, McConnell is committing the Senate to a fair process, the same one used for Clinton. But he is allowing the possibility of the Senate to vote to dismiss. And he’s not going to commit the Senate to hearing any witnesses prior to hearing the arguments.
IF nanzi ever ponies up the documents that is.
Well come on.. Nancy needs to have a guarantee on the outcome of a Senate trial before she submits the Articles.
I guess Mitch is saying “ You have to pass the articles to us before you can read our conclusion.”
“Did they ever release all the transcripts?”
I am waiting on the to release the Krakken.
Let the Rats have their witnesses, and Trump can have his...both whistle blowjobbers, the President of Ukraine, both the former and present prosecutors of Ukraine.
Could we make this rule permanent?
LOL! That sounds SO familiar.
You think that because you haven’t been paying attention.
I’m not willing to let the Rats have anything, ever.
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