Trump Impeachment Trial unsure as Democrats Weigh Withholding Articles
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would wait to ascertain what the trial within the Senate would appear as if before sending the 2 articles of impeachment there, leaving the timing unsure, Senator Mitch McConnell, the bulk leader, has complicated the image for Democrats by asserting that he has no intention of acting as an impartial juror during a Senate trial of President Trump


WASHINGTON — The day after the House cast historic votes to impeach President Trump, Democrats grappled on Thursday with when to send the fees to the Republican-led Senate, hoping to realize leverage during a bicameral clash over the contours of an election-year trial

 With some leading Democrats pushing to delay transmittal of the articles et al. advocating that they be withheld altogether, it appeared increasingly likely that the limbo could persist until the New Year. The home is poised to go away town on Friday for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, possibly without taking the votes that might be required to start out the method within the Senate

We are ready said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said Wednesday night that she was reluctant to send the fees or name the lawmakers who would prosecute the case against Mr. Trump until she was certain of a good process for a Senate trial. “When we see what they needwe'll know who and the way many we'll send over.” Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and therefore the legislator, has complicated the image for Democrats by asserting that he has no intention of acting as an impartial juror during a Senate trial of Mr. Trump, but would instead do everything in his power, working together with the White House, to quickly acquit the president

But if Ms. Pelosi was angling for an whip hand in negotiations about how the trial would proceed, Mr. McConnell quickly squashed the notion on Thursday during a scathing speech during which he denounced her and Democrats for impeaching Mr. Trump. “The vote didn't reflect what had been proven; it only reflects how they feel about the president,” Mr. McConnell said from the Senate floor. “The Senate must put this right. We must rise to the present occasion. there's just one outcome that's suited to the paucity of evidence, the failed inquiry, the slapdash case

” And in comments that underscored the risks Ms. Pelosi faces in withholding the articles, Mr. McConnell effectively argued that the delay reflected a weak case against Mr. Trump, a blink by the Democrats in their standoff with the president. “The prosecutors are becoming timidity ahead of the whole country and second-guessing whether or not they even want to travel to trial,” Mr. McConnell said. “They said impeachment was so urgent that it couldn't even await due process of law, but now they’re content to take a seat on their hands. this is often comical.” Mr. Trump, echoing Mr. McConnell’s remarks, took to Twitter to attack what he called a “pathetic” case

Trump Impeachment Trial unsure as Democrats Weigh Withholding Articles

Trump Impeachment Trial unsure as Democrats Weigh Withholding Articles
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would wait to ascertain what the trial within the Senate would appear as if before sending the 2 articles of impeachment there, leaving the timing unsure, Senator Mitch McConnell, the bulk leader, has complicated the image for Democrats by asserting that he has no intention of acting as an impartial juror during a Senate trial of President Trump


WASHINGTON — The day after the House cast historic votes to impeach President Trump, Democrats grappled on Thursday with when to send the fees to the Republican-led Senate, hoping to realize leverage during a bicameral clash over the contours of an election-year trial

 With some leading Democrats pushing to delay transmittal of the articles et al. advocating that they be withheld altogether, it appeared increasingly likely that the limbo could persist until the New Year. The home is poised to go away town on Friday for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, possibly without taking the votes that might be required to start out the method within the Senate

We are ready said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said Wednesday night that she was reluctant to send the fees or name the lawmakers who would prosecute the case against Mr. Trump until she was certain of a good process for a Senate trial. “When we see what they needwe'll know who and the way many we'll send over.” Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and therefore the legislator, has complicated the image for Democrats by asserting that he has no intention of acting as an impartial juror during a Senate trial of Mr. Trump, but would instead do everything in his power, working together with the White House, to quickly acquit the president

But if Ms. Pelosi was angling for an whip hand in negotiations about how the trial would proceed, Mr. McConnell quickly squashed the notion on Thursday during a scathing speech during which he denounced her and Democrats for impeaching Mr. Trump. “The vote didn't reflect what had been proven; it only reflects how they feel about the president,” Mr. McConnell said from the Senate floor. “The Senate must put this right. We must rise to the present occasion. there's just one outcome that's suited to the paucity of evidence, the failed inquiry, the slapdash case

” And in comments that underscored the risks Ms. Pelosi faces in withholding the articles, Mr. McConnell effectively argued that the delay reflected a weak case against Mr. Trump, a blink by the Democrats in their standoff with the president. “The prosecutors are becoming timidity ahead of the whole country and second-guessing whether or not they even want to travel to trial,” Mr. McConnell said. “They said impeachment was so urgent that it couldn't even await due process of law, but now they’re content to take a seat on their hands. this is often comical.” Mr. Trump, echoing Mr. McConnell’s remarks, took to Twitter to attack what he called a “pathetic” case

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