Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts along with U.S. Senators will be sworn in on Thursday afternoon ahead of the Senate Trial to determine if President Donald Trump should be removed from office following the House’s Impeachment.
Early Thursday Senators gathered to hear the reasons that President Trump should be removed from Office regarding his abuse of power and Obstruction of Congress.
In light of new evidence presented by indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas that has been released to the public, Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) was asked if the new evidence should be considered in the Senate trial. She did not answer instead she called the reporter a “liberal hack.”
McSally was appointed to fill the Senate seat once held by Senator John McCain. Her appointed followed her losing the Senate race to Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). McSally faces election for the seat in 2020.
"It wasn't just military aid. It was all aid," Parnas tells @maddow. "Basically the relationships would be sour. We would stop giving them any kind of aid, unless… there were several demands at the point — the most important one was the announcement of the Biden investigation." pic.twitter.com/DYwDUofVnl— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 16, 2020
As the News Blender covered on Thursday the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan agency, issued a report detailing their findings that the Office of Management and Budget violated the law by withholding funds from Ukraine.
Surprising no one, GOP lawmakers are dismissing the report.
GOP senators dismissing GAO report finding Trump administration violated the law over Ukraine aid. Senator Ron Johnson told @arogDC he had a brief discussion about the report with his staff and said it sounds like a legalistic “dispute” between GAO and OMB.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 16, 2020
Chief Justice Roberts has arrived.