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Politics Schumer: Dems will 'force votes on witnesses and documents' in Trump impeachment trial

05:50  20 january  2020
05:50  20 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Chief Justice Roberts admonishes both sides at Senate impeachment trial, after marathon session erupts into shouting match

  Chief Justice Roberts admonishes both sides at Senate impeachment trial, after marathon session erupts into shouting match An ongoing, marathon first day in the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump erupted into a shouting match well after midnight early Wednesday morning, as Trump's legal team unloaded on Democratic impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. -- in an exchange that prompted a bleary-eyed Chief Justice John Roberts to sternly admonish both sides for misconduct in the chamber. Nadler began the historic spat by speaking in support of the eighth amendment of the day proposed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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Chuck Schumer , the Democratic leader in the senate, again called for new witnesses and documents to be permitted in the trial . Mr McConnell has not ruled out witnesses . He suggested the format would mimic the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, during which senators voted on

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vowed Sunday evening to "force votes on witnesses and documents" in the impeachment trial against President Trump starting this week, and suggested that Republicans were engaged in a cover-up to block Democrats from doing so.

Chuck Schumer wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: President Trump and New York Democratic Senator Schumer comment on the upcoming impeachment trial. © FoxNews.com President Trump and New York Democratic Senator Schumer comment on the upcoming impeachment trial.

During a news conference, Schumer questioned why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was "being so secretive about his proposal" to call witnesses, a point of contention for weeks between opposing congressional leaders gearing up to begin hearing arguments as they consider two charges against Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

Senate adopts ground rules for impeachment trial, delaying a decision on witnesses until after much of the proceedings

  Senate adopts ground rules for impeachment trial, delaying a decision on witnesses until after much of the proceedings The vote sets the stage for opening arguments by House impeachment managers and President Trump’s legal defense team beginning Wednesday at 1 p.m.That abrupt reversal from Senate leadership began a deeply acrimonious day in the chamber, which dramatically escalated in its final hours when the House managers and the president’s attorneys engaged in language considered so toxic for the staid Senate that Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the trial, admonished both sides.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , in a speech on the Senate floor Friday, called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow the introduction of witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial of President Trump . He accused McConnell of using "finger-pointing and name-calling" to avoid

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McConnell has vowed to start the trial without making a decision on calling witnesses, following a similar pattern to then-President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999.

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Schumer went on to say Trump was "afraid of the truth," claiming the president knew he was guilty.

"We Democrats aim to get the truth," Schumer said. "Make no mistake about it, we will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four republicans to side with the Constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law, and not side, in blind obeisance, to President Trump and his desire to suppress the truth. Because, in my judgment, he probably thinks he's guilty."

Impeachment-weary Trump tees off on ‘sleazebags’ Nadler and Schiff, says he’d ‘love’ to attend trial

  Impeachment-weary Trump tees off on ‘sleazebags’ Nadler and Schiff, says he’d ‘love’ to attend trial President Trump slammed the House impeachment managers prosecuting the case against him as “sleazebags” during an impromptu press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday -- while saying he'd "love" to attend his ongoing Senate trial back home.In the hastily called press event before Trump was to return to Washington, the president delivered an unsparing assessment of impeachment proceedings, which moved into full swing a day earlier and will resume later Wednesday with opening arguments.

The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump began in the US Senate on Thursday, starting with a reading of the charges. Documents and witness testimony from the probe revealed the likelihood that the president knew his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the former New York City

Pomp and a procession, then Trump impeachment trial begins in earnest. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer renewed his party's request that the trial include new witnesses and documents not available for the House impeachment Any four senators could force an outcome.

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As Schumer addressed reporters in New York, Trump brushed off impeachment and touted his economy and job records.

He told farmers at an event in Texas, "What do I get out of it? I get impeached, that's what I get out of it."

House to Deliver Evidence Record to Senate: Impeachment Update .
House managers will deliver a 28,578-page trial record to the Senate.Lead manager House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during the third day of the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump in this still image from video in the U.S. Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 23.

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