Trump Headed For Speedy Acquittal After Senate Votes Against Additional Witnesses

Trump Headed For Speedy Acquittal After Senate Votes Against Additional Witnesses

Trump Headed For Speedy Acquittal After Senate Votes Against Additional Witnesses

Lamar Alexander, who also voted not to hear witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial, that President Donald Trump acted inappropriately.

President Donald Trump on Monday let loose on Twitter about impeachment, the Ukraine whistleblower, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., "and sooo much more!" As we discussed, Alexander read the call summary, heard the arguments, weighed the evidence, and concluded that Trump is guilty - of an offensive that isn't especially important. It becomes the first impeachment trial in the nation's more than 200-year history without any witnesses.

Crow told the Senate their decision would echo through history.

Crow told Senators: "Your duty demands that you convict President Trump". "They have cheapened the awesome power of impeachment".

But Alexander added, "I think what he did is a long way from treason, bribery, high crimes, and misdemeanors", the U.S. Constitution threshold for an impeachable offense requiring removal from office.

"It is in the Constitution for a reason", he said.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Drake University, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. She warned he will try to "cheat" again ahead of 2020.

"He has not changed". "A man without character or ethical compass will never find his way". They are betting that the American people are not paying attention to the new precedent set by Senate Republicans - that this president and future presidents can abuse their power, obstruct Congress and not be held accountable. "The answer is elections, not impeachment". "We can, together, end the era of impeachment". A two-thirds majority is required to remove the president.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Trump ally, said House prosecutors - known as "managers" - had already presented enough evidence to make their case and there was no need for further witnesses.

"What you decide on these articles will have lasting implications for the future of the presidency, not only for this president, but for all future presidents", he said.

"Alexander, who provided a key vote late last week against the Democrats' effort to call Trump aides as witnesses in the impeachment trial, told NBC News's "Meet the Press" show that it was "crossing the line" for Trump to ask for the Biden investigations".

The Senate is to vote at 4:00 pm (2100 GMT) on Wednesday on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and the Republican president is all but certain of being acquitted. But any Republican defections would hurt Trump politically.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly insisted that he did nothing wrong with regard to Ukraine, calling his telephone call with the country's president "perfect" and insisting that the impeachment inquiry was a "hoax".

"The logical conclusion of this argument is that the president is the state, that his interests are the nation's interests, that his will is necessarily ours", Crow said.

Trump is only the third USA president to be impeached. At least two Republican senators and three Democratic senators were seen as potential swing votes on the question of whether Trump warrants conviction. Michael Bennet, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren - will deliver their statements early in Monday's session before they travel to Iowa for tonight's caucus.

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