Would they still make that argument, though, if former National Security Advisor John Bolton or acting White House chief of staff testified that the president tried to use USA military aid as leverage to help him in the 2020 election?
The jury is out on whether the Senate calls witnesses, but it's possible.
Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., are widely expected to be among the managers. Jerry Nadler, who chair the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.
The president called Schiff, a former federal prosecutor, "a deranged human being" at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Britain in December. Trump was also charged with obstructing Congress' ensuing probe.
This diverse group includes some familiar faces from key House committees that conducted the House inquiry, but also some lesser-known members whom Pelosi says she picked due to their legal backgrounds. A vote to set up the rules and procedures of the trial is expected on Tuesday, McConnell said., allowing arguments from House Democrats and the president's lawyers to get underway after that.
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Schiff, who led the House's Ukraine investigation, will serve as lead impeachment manager. "It hurts national unity, and it virtually guarantees-guarantees-that future Houses of either party will feel free, free to impeach any future president because they don't like him", he said. "'The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial, ' she said". "She failed, and the naming of these managers does not change a single thing".
Wednesday's House vote would allow the Senate to begin considering the charges against Trump next week, McConnell said.
Trump allies warn Giuliani is a witness, under investigation and unhelpful.
Democrats said Parnas' phone included a screenshot of a previously undisclosed 10 May 2019 letter from Giuliani to then President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine. All will be in the spotlight when the Senate begins the impeachment trial, expected to start next week. McConnell agreed he does not have the votes to do that.
They are escorted by specific political stars along a tightly choreographed path from the House through the Capitol rotunda to the Senate for trial. A mounting number of senators say they want to ensure the ground rules include the possibility of calling new witnesses.
Pelosi had delayed delivering the articles of impeachment to pressure the Senate to agree to subpoena witnesses with direct knowledge of Trump's Ukraine actions, including his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security advisor John Bolton.
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Trump has said he wants a full trial with witnesses while also suggesting he'd favour a dismissal. Just four Republican senators could form a majority with Democrats to insist on new testimony. However, several Republican Senators have objected to the notion of dismissing charges before hearing from witnesses.
McConnell prefers to model Trump's trial partly on the process used for then-president Bill Clinton's trial in 1999.
"I would vote against a motion to dismiss".
During the Clinton trial, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was deposed privately but not called to testify.
The Senate should be careful about presenting live witnesses during an impeachment trial, because of the chaos they could cause, Sen.
Senate rules have long prohibited the use of electronic devices in the chamber by members of the media, but reporters asked for permission to use laptop computers during the trial, a move that could actually limit the need for the press corps to constantly be coming and going. A fourth president, Richard Nixon, resigned in 1974 in the face of certain impeachment in a political corruption scandal.
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