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Politics Pelosi to huddle with House Democrats on next steps in Trump impeachment as Senate awaits articles

15:05  14 january  2020
15:05  14 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will send articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate next week. Friday's letter sets up the prospect of a multiweek impeachment trial of Trump to begin in the Senate later this month. It also poses a dilemma for the five senators seeking the 2020

Jan.10 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will prepare to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate next week. Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to House Democrats on Friday, ending a three-week standoff with Senate Republicans.

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will huddle Tuesday with fellow Democratic lawmakers to discuss the next steps in the impeachment of President Donald Trump, including when to send the articles to the Senate for trial.

The Democratic Caucus meeting comes after Pelosi said Friday she would send the impeachment articles to the Senate this week, which would trigger a Senate trial over whether to convict Trump and remove him from office. She also asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., to prepare a resolution that would authorize and appoint the House lawmakers called managers, who will prosecute the case during the Senate trial.

Eleven Senate Republicans co-sponsor resolution to dismiss impeachment articles against Trump

  Eleven Senate Republicans co-sponsor resolution to dismiss impeachment articles against Trump Nearly a dozen Senate Republicans have put forth a resolution that, if passed, would seek to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump immediately. © Provided by Washington Examiner"The Constitution gives the Senate sole power to adjudicate articles of impeachment, not the House," said Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, who introduced the resolution, in a statement Monday. "If Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi is afraid to try her case, the articles should be dismissed for failure to prosecute and Congress should get back to doing the people’s business.

The articles of impeachment were approved before Christmas but Pelosi delayed in sending them to the Senate while Democrats sought to negotiate Democrats want former national security adviser John Bolton and other key Trump aides to appear as witnesses. Bolton has said he will do so if

Mrs Pelosi said in a letter to fellow Democrats on Tuesday that she would not send the articles of impeachment across the Congress building until He accused Mrs Pelosi of wanting to keep Mr Trump "in limbo". Mrs Pelosi 's counterpart in the Senate , Chuck Schumer, and House Democrats

But Pelosi, D-Calif., hasn't announced the precise timing for a House vote on that resolution, which would formally set the stage for a Senate trial as early as this week. She has delayed sending the articles, after the House impeached Trump on Dec. 18, in order to learn more about how the trial would be conducted, such as whether witnesses would be called.

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Senators of both parties have voiced frustration with the delay. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he wouldn't haggle with the House over trial procedures in what he called Pelosi's "one-woman blockade."

Pelosi and McConnell: Pelosi warns McConnell, Senate Republicans they will 'pay a price' if they engage in 'cover-up'

McConnell says he has enough Republican votes to begin Trump's trial without witnesses

  McConnell says he has enough Republican votes to begin Trump's trial without witnesses The process cannot get started until Nancy Pelosi sends the House-passed articles to the Senate."We have the votes once the impeachment trial has begun to pass a resolution — essentially the same as, very similar to, the 100-to-nothing vote in the Clinton trial," McConnell told reporters.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that articles of impeachment will be transmitted to the Senate next week, after Republican leadership “ Pelosi caves,” declared Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), who authored the motion to change the Senate rules so the charges could be dismissed if

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the next step would be taken Tuesday at a meeting of the House Democratic caucus. Pelosi initially indicated that the caucus meeting would discuss which House members would serve as impeachment managers and schedule the vote to select them—the final

“The president’s opponents are afraid of having the Senate judge the case they actually are going to send us,” McConnell said Monday from the Senate floor. “They are afraid of having the Senate judge the case they themselves voted on. That alone speaks volumes.”

The articles accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but the president has said he expects to be exonerated in the Senate trial. A two-thirds majority would be required to convict Trump and remove him from office, which is considered unlikely in a Senate where Republicans outnumber Democrats 53 to 47.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., shown speaking to reporters Jan. 9, 2020, meets with the Democratic Caucus Tuesday to discuss next steps in the impeachment of President Donald Trump.© J. Scott Applewhite, AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., shown speaking to reporters Jan. 9, 2020, meets with the Democratic Caucus Tuesday to discuss next steps in the impeachment of President Donald Trump. A major sticking point between Republicans and Democrats has been over whether witnesses will be allowed to testify during the Senate trial. Democrats have argued the trial should include witnesses who didn't testify during the House inquiry. But McConnell has said he has the votes to begin the trial without deciding on whether to call witnesses until after both sides have presented opening statements.

Graham circulating resolution urging Pelosi to send over impeachment articles

  Graham circulating resolution urging Pelosi to send over impeachment articles Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is circulating a resolution urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to send over the articles of impeachment. Graham said that he passed out his resolution during Senate Republicans' closed-door caucus lunch on Tuesday, and hoped that most of the caucus would support it. "I've got a resolution urging her to send over the articles, and what she's doing is out of step with past precedent and an affront to the Senate," Graham told reporters after the lunch. "It's not her job to set the trial."He added that urging her to send over the articles would "get a lot of Republican support. Hopefully we don't have to do it.

McConnell told Senate Republicans Thursday he was expecting Pelosi to send over the articles of impeachment as soon as Friday, teeing up a Senate McConnell also signed onto a Senate GOP resolution to change the chamber’s rules and dismiss Trump ’s impeachment if House Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved Friday to end a three-week standoff with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Trump , in an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham, said Pelosi “should have sent them a long Just four Republicans breaking with their party and joining Democrats on a vote for witnesses

Former national security adviser John Bolton, who declined an invitation to testify in the House inquiry, said Jan. 6 he is prepared to testify under subpoena in the Senate trial. Pelosi has said Bolton's offer, plus other details about how aid to Ukraine, justified the delay in sending the articles to the Senate.

"Leader McConnell's tactics are a clear indication of the fear that he and President Trump have regarding the facts of the President's violations for which he was impeached," Pelosi said.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has urged testimony from four witnesses, including Bolton and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Democrats need at least four Republicans to join them to reach a majority of 51 senators to approve subpoenas for witnesses and documents, and a handful of Republicans have said they are open to hearing from witnesses after the opening statements.

Trump has said he might block Bolton's testimony under executive privilege, to protect the confidentiality of advice that presidents get from top aides.

Schumer indicates Pelosi may soon send impeachment articles to Senate

  Schumer indicates Pelosi may soon send impeachment articles to Senate Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may finally be ready to send the Senate the articles of impeachment for President Trump that the House passed last month, now that it is clear Democrats will not win a pretrial agreement for witness testimony. © Provided by Washington ExaminerSchumer, a New York Democrat who is working very closely with Pelosi on the timing for delivering the two impeachment articles, said the new information would allow Pelosi to decide which Democratic lawmakers should serve as impeachment managers who would deliver the articles to the Senate and present the case to lawmakers there.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday will discuss the strategy and timing for sending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate as Republicans balk at a call to dismiss the charges without a trial.

When the House votes to send articles of impeachment to the Senate , it sets off a series of choreographed steps — some well-defined, others WASHINGTON — The House intends to vote this week to send its articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate , prompting only

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The House accused Trump of abusing the power of his office by asking Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, withholding a White House meeting and $391 million in military aid. The House also accused Trump of obstructing Congress by directing aides and agencies to defy subpoenas for documents and testimony, although some officials did testify.

Trump and congressional Republicans have argued he had the authority to set foreign policy and was justified in fighting corruption in Ukraine. Trump has said he expects to be exonerated in the Senate trial.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pelosi to huddle with House Democrats on next steps in Trump impeachment as Senate awaits articles

Pelosi says House to vote Wednesday to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate .
The move will set the stage for the trial of the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to begin next week.Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that the House will vote Wednesday to send the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, three sources in a Democratic caucus meeting told NBC News on Tuesday.

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