On Wednesday the Senate will hear opening arguments regarding the removal of President Trump following his Impeachment in the House.
On Tuesday as the News Blender featured the Senate heard from both the House Impeachment Managers and President Trump’s legal team to set the rules for how the Senate Trial will progress.
After 12 hours of “debate,” the Senate along party lines set the stage for opening arguments to begin on Wednesday afternoon.
The Washington Post live updates article explains that “both the House managers and Trump’s lawyers will have 24 hours to present their cases, spread over three days.”
As noted, the Republicans turned back, “repeated Democratic efforts to subpoena documents and witnesses that the Democrats insisted would be key in proving whether Trump abused the powers of the presidency when he asked Ukraine for political investigations,” on Tuesday.
They go on to explain that under the rules the “decisions about witnesses will be delayed until after both sides make their presentations and senators have a chance to submit written questions.”
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts on Tuesday remained mostly silently throughout the 12 hour debate, but he broke his silence issuing a warning to both Democrats and Republicans to avoid using “rhetoric inappropriate,” in an Impeachment Trial.
As mentioned in the Trump Tweets thread for Wednesday, the President while holding a presser from Davos, Switzerland, mentioned the Impeachment Trial from the Senate. During the exchange he said, “Honestly, we have all the material. They don’t have the material.”
House Impeachment Manager Rep. Val Demings responded to his statement.
The second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: covering up witnesses and documents from the American people.— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) January 22, 2020
This morning the President not only confessed to it, he bragged about it:
"Honestly, we have all the material. They don't have the material." pic.twitter.com/DPAEFHIDjS
The House approved Articles of Impeachment against President Trump are: Article I Abuse of Power. Article II Obstruction of Congress.
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