Pelosi advances impeachment process, clearing way for Trump's trial

Vice President-elect Sen. Joe Biden D-Del. left stands with his son Hunter during a re-enactment of the Senate oath ceremony Tuesday Jan. 6 2009 in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington

McConnell's refusal to negotiate on the rules of a Senate trial, Tribe said, was a major break with precedent and a nakedly "partisan" attempt to protect the president and ensure his rapid acquittal.

The House of Representatives would vote on January 14 to send to the US Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, lawmakers from the opposition Democratic party said on Tuesday.

The House already passed a similar resolution that only got three Republican votes in the Democratic-led chamber.

Ms Pelosi said the House vote last month means Mr Trump will be "impeached forever" and "for life". And they supposed - maybe a bit too optimistically - that the Senate, being composed by and large of more seasoned and principled characters than the typical government body, could be counted on to perform the admittedly hard task of setting bias and preconceptions aside in ruling on issues of fact and law raised by articles of impeachment presented by the House.

Mrs. Pelosi, in an unprecedented move, has held on to the charges after House Democrats voted to impeach the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on December 18, saying she wants assurances the Republican-controlled Senate will hold a fair trial.

McConnell, who is a member of the president's Republican party, pushed back suggestions that he would try and prevent the trial from going ahead.

Democrats want new testimony, particularly from former White House national security adviser John Bolton, who has indicated he will defy Trump's orders and appear if subpoenaed.

A key question looming over the trial is to what extent the president will seek to influence the proceedings and limit witnesses who have direct knowledge of events at the center of the inquiry.

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Pelosi could name up to 10 lawmakers as managers to argue the case against Trump, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who spearheaded the impeachment probe, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler. Trump has said he expects to be exonerated in the Senate trial.

"After that they came to me and we have been able to make amendments that earned the support first of Senators Lee and Paul, but now the support also of Senators Young and Collins", Kaine said.

Trump "pressured a foreign government to target an American citizen for political gain, and at the same time withheld without justification $391 million in military aid to a vulnerable Ukraine as part of a geopolitical shakedown scheme", Democratic caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries said.

"It's certainly been revealing to see House Democrats first claim impeachment was so urgent they could not even wait to fill out the factual record and then subsequently delay it for weeks". Susan Collins of ME, said last week she was in talks with GOP colleagues on a process that would allow them to hear more testimony as Democrats want. Then, the Senate responds saying they are prepared to receive them.

The reason is that we can not afford to leave any stone unturned when dealing with as lawless and fickle a presidential administration and its Senate accomplices as the Trump/McConnell cabal has shown itself to be. Lindsey Graham said he didn't think it was wise to have House members defending the president during the trial. It did contain motions for dismissal or calling new witnesses.

"Next to Donald Trump himself, this could be the most important witness that the Senate could call to determine what the actual facts are", attorney Nick Akerman told Newsweek.

The legal defense the White House will present is significant.

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