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Politics McConnell discounts quick dismissal of Trump impeachment articles: 'We'll have to have a trial'

01:57  14 november  2019
01:57  14 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

McConnell discounts quick dismissal of Trump impeachment articles: 'We'll have to have a trial'

  McConnell discounts quick dismissal of Trump impeachment articles: 'We'll have to have a trial' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brushed aside a question on Wednesday about trying to quickly dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, noting the chamber would have to have a trial."I don't think there's any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we'll have to have a trial. My own view is that we should give people the opportunity to put the case on," McConnell"I don't think there's any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we'll have to have a trial. My own view is that we should give people the opportunity to put the case on," McConnell told reporters.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brushed aside a question on Wednesday about trying to quickly dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump , noting the chamber would have to have a trial .

Taylor was not on the now-infamous July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and testified Wednesday based on second-hand information. McConnell On Dismissal Of Trump Impeachment Articles : ' We ' ll Have To Have A Trial '.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brushed aside a question on Wednesday about trying to quickly dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, noting the chamber would have to have a trial.

John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell, Roy Blunt are posing for a picture: McConnell discounts quick dismissal of Trump impeachment articles: 'We'll have to have a trial'© Greg Nash McConnell discounts quick dismissal of Trump impeachment articles: 'We'll have to have a trial'

"I don't think there's any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we'll have to have a trial. My own view is that we should give people the opportunity to put the case on," McConnell told reporters.

He added about the potential time frame for an impeachment trial, "on the issue of how long it goes on, it's really kind of up to the Senate. People will have to conclude are they learning something new? At some point we'll get to an end."

White House backs full Senate trial if House impeaches Trump

  White House backs full Senate trial if House impeaches Trump White House officials and Republican senators agreed the Senate should not immediately dismiss any articles of impeachment against the president.A group of Republican senators met Thursday morning with White House counsel Pat Cipollone, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to discuss impeachment strategy.

Following the launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, multiple closed-door depositions were held, causing major McConnell On Dismissal Of Trump Impeachment Articles : ' We ' ll Have To Have A Trial '.

The impeachment proceedings gripped Washington on Wednesday. In Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff’s opening statement, he appeared to lay the groundwork for a possible obstruction case for McConnell On Dismissal Of Trump Impeachment Articles : ' We ' ll Have To Have A Trial '.

McConnell's comments come as there's been chatter among some Senate Republicans that they should quickly try to dismiss any articles of impeachment that are sent over from the House.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a close ally of Trump's, also told reporters recently that he wanted to be able to quickly to dismiss any articles of impeachment.

But members of leadership, as well as rank-and-file senators, have said they expect to go through a trial.

Democrats tried, but failed, to dismiss the articles of impeachment against then-President Clinton.

A motion to dismiss would need a simple majority of 51 votes.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told reporters on Wednesday that he did not expect there would be enough support to quickly dismiss any articles of impeachment and avoid a trial.

"There's some people talking about trying to stop the bill, dismiss charges basically as soon as they get over here. I think that's not going to happen. That would require 51 votes," he said.

Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify: White House .
Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify: White House"President Trump wants to have a trial in the Senate because it’s clearly the only chamber where he can expect fairness and receive due process under the Constitution," spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

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