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Politics Pelosi calls for witnesses at Trump trial after new evidence

15:30  15 january  2020
15:30  15 january  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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.

Pelosi announced she would hold a vote to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate next week after nearly a month-long standoff between the Republican senator Susan Collins says she is quietly working with colleagues to pave the way for witnesses in the chamber’s impeachment trial , which

The president injected new instability into his looming impeachment trial as Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that nothing could “erase” the stain on his WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday injected fresh instability into final preparations for the Senate’s impeachment trial , suggesting that

Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke out about newly-released documents linking President Donald Trump directly to his attorney Rudy Giuliani's political digging in Ukraine, saying they highlighted the need for witness testimony at the impeachment trial.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accompanied by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., leaves a meeting with the Democratic Caucus at the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2020. © Jose Luis Magana Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accompanied by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., leaves a meeting with the Democratic Caucus at the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2020.

"There can be no full & fair trial in the Senate if Leader McConnell blocks the Senate from hearing witnesses and obtaining documents President Trump is covering up," Pelosi said in a tweet on Wednesday.

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 on Sunday continued her calls for witnesses in President Trump ’s impeachment trial after conceding to send articles of impeachment to the Senate in the coming weeks without Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s commitment to hear new testimony.

Within hours of demanding the US Senate call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff as witnesses at his upcoming impeachment trial , president Donald Trump reversed course and suggested the Senate should dismiss the charges against him without

"The President has fought tooth-and-nail to keep thousands of documents away from the public," the speaker said in another tweet. "And no wonder — each time new pieces come out, they show President Trump right at the center of the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals."

The documents — part of the evidence turned over to House impeachment investigators by lawyers for Lev Parnas, a Giuliani associate who is awaiting trial on campaign finance charges — include a letter from Giuliani requesting a private meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, then the president-elect of Ukraine, with Trump's "knowledge and consent."

The letter, written on Giuliani's letterhead, was dated May 10, 2018.

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Trump wants Pelosi, Schiff as impeachment witnesses

  Trump wants Pelosi, Schiff as impeachment witnesses WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that senators will “pay a price” if they block new witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but the president quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff should also testify. The House plans to vote this week to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate for the historic trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over Trump'sThe House plans to vote this week to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate for the historic trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over Trump's actions toward Ukraine. It will be only the third impeachment trial in American history.

trial with witnesses and evidence — said that he will consider how to deal with witnesses " at the Asked whether there can be a fair trial if there are no witnesses , Mr McConnell appeared to dismiss the question, saying that after the Trump calls for 'outright dismissal' of impeachment case without trial . Ms Pelosi initially refused to submit the articles of impeachment to the Senate as the Majority

Trump tweeted right before and after Pelosi ’s appearance, in both instances using derisive nicknames. He said both she and Schiff should appear in the While McConnell joined some Republicans in a resolution for votes to dismiss the charges against Trump , at least one Republican up for reelection

Trump has previously tried to distance himself from his attorney's Ukraine work, saying in November, "I didn't direct him."

But the documents, which were released on Tuesday by House Democrats, appear to bolster House Democrats' claim that Trump was more than aware of Giuliani's efforts to find dirt in Ukraine on political rival Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee.

House Democrats are expected to vote on sending the articles of impeachment from the House to the Senate, where Trump will be tried. Pelosi held the articles in the House for weeks, seeking to negotiate an agreement for witness testimony in the Senate. McConnell rebuffed her efforts to negotiate a deal, and the nation's third presidential impeachment trial in American history is set to begin next week.

The president complained earlier this week that he didn't receive a fair "trial" in the House of Representatives. Impeachment trials only occur in the Senate, while the House is charged with investigating and deciding whether a trial should occur.

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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