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Politics White House backs full Senate trial if House impeaches Trump

22:35  21 november  2019
22:35  21 november  2019 Source:   politico.com

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Top White House officials and Senate Republicans agreed that a full trial should be conducted if the House impeaches President Donald Trump, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. © Win McNamee/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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.

Two attendees said that the White House wants the Senate to hold a trial of some length and not immediately dismiss any articles of impeachment with the GOP's majority, as some Republicans have suggested. The White House and Trump's GOP allies decided instead “they want some kind of factual affirmative defense on the merits," said one attendee.

Rules for Trump Impeachment Trial May Be Modeled After Clinton's .
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that he thinks the rules for the impeachment trial of President Clinton would be a place to start for what a trial of President Trump might look like.In the House, the three committees conducting the impeachment inquiry have begun compiling a report that could be sent to the House Judiciary Committee as early as next week. The Judiciary panel has scheduled a Dec. 4 hearing where legal experts are expected to testify on what Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.

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