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Politics McConnell says U.S. Senate to move forward unless House sends impeachment articles

23:05  09 january  2020
23:05  09 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Senate Republican predicts impeachment trial ends by State of the Union

  Senate Republican predicts impeachment trial ends by State of the Union Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of GOP leadership, said on Tuesday that he expects President Trump's impeachment trial will be over by a State of the Union speech scheduled for early February. Blunt, the No. 4 Senate Republican, told KSSZ, a Missouri radio station, that the expected that the Senate trial would be "pretty predictable" and happen "quickly." "My guess is we'll be done with this by the time the president comes," Blunt said. House"My guess is we'll be done with this by the time the president comes," Blunt said.

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell , the majority leader, said Tuesday that he planned to move forward with President Trump’ s impeachment trial without He said he modeled his plan on the procedures used during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, the Senate ’ s only

The Democratic speaker of the House said she would send the impeachment articles to the Senate “when I’m ready — and that will probably be soon.” Please refresh to try again. Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuffed the latest calls to send the House ’ s articles of impeachment against President Trump to

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will move forward with its own legislative agenda next week, unless it receives articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks on a piece of legislation proposed by the Democratic controlled House of Representatives, H.R. 1,  that McConnell calls the “Democrat Politician Protection Act” during a press conference March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. The term refers to an election reform and campaign finance resolution passed by the Democratic controlled House of Representatives that McConnell has said will not be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)© Getty WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks on a piece of legislation proposed by the Democratic controlled House of Representatives, H.R. 1, that McConnell calls the “Democrat Politician Protection Act” during a press conference March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. The term refers to an election reform and campaign finance resolution passed by the Democratic controlled House of Representatives that McConnell has said will not be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pelosi: Republicans 'have run out of excuses' to block impeachment trial witnesses after Bolton offer to testify

  Pelosi: Republicans 'have run out of excuses' to block impeachment trial witnesses after Bolton offer to testify Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hailed news that former national security adviser John Bolton said he would testify during President Trump's impeachment trial by urging Republicans to allow witnesses at the Senate-run event. © Provided by Washington Examiner"The President & Sen. McConnell have run out of excuses," the California Democrat tweeted Monday. "They must allow key witnesses to testify, and produce the documents Trump has blocked, so Americans can see the facts for themselves." She added, "The Senate cannot be complicit in the President's cover-up." The President & Sen. McConnell have run out of excuses.

Topline: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Republicans have enough votes to proceed with President Trump’ s impeachment trial The development comes amid mounting pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to transmit the two articles of impeachment against Trump to the

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of being “contemptuous of the American Pelosi has held on to the articles of impeachment as Democrats seek guarantees about the scope of a trial in the Senate , including whether witnesses

"There's real business for the American people that the United States Senate needs to complete. If the speaker continues to refuse to take her own accusations to trial, the Senate will move forward next week with the business of our people," McConnell said on the Senate floor.

Pelosi has effectively delayed Trump's trial by refusing to send the Senate the two articles of impeachment approved by the House last month, as Democrats have pressed McConnell to guarantee that the trial will include testimony from top Trump administration officials. McConnell has resisted that effort.

The House charged Trump with abusing his power for personal gain in connection with his effort to pressure Ukraine to announce a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in November's presidential election.

It also charged the Republican president with obstructing Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Andy Sullivan and Bernadette Baum)

Grassley pins blame on USMCA hold-up on impeachment .
The Senate trial could begin almost immediately after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell receives the articles.“After House Democrats delayed passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement for nearly a year, the speaker’s indecision on impeachment will now keep the trade deal from being ratified for even longer,” Grassley said in a statement.

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