Trump is not actually impeached yet, lawyer who testified for Democrats says

Monday, 23 Dec, 2019

"House Democrats embarked on the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history", McConnell said.

The President also made an extraordinary intervention on the eve of Wednesday's vote, penning a furious six-page letter to Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Meanwhile Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has suggested the House could delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

"The president is impeached", Pelosi declared after the vote.

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a New Jersey Democrat who broke with his party to vote against Trump's impeachment, is officially switching parties and becoming a Republican. To adoring crowds that have greeted him ever since, Mr. Clinton is a renowned author, a prolific public speaker, a generous philanthropist and inspiring leader - although somewhere underneath all of that, he is a historic disgrace, too.

U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver his annual State of the Union speech on February 4 after accepting an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday.

The Democrats hope the delay will both increase public opinion for a fuller trial and deny Mr Trump - only the third United States president to be impeached - a swift acquittal.

The vote was at once a monumental event, while at the same time, constructively hollow. In the House, the vote to impeach on this charge passed by 230 votes to 197, nearly completely on party lines.

Almost all Democrats voted for the charges and every Republican against.

Democrats are calling for more witnesses, testimony and documents before they name the House "managers" who would prosecute Mr Trump in the Senate. But despite the high likelihood of Trump being cleared by Senate Republicans, Democrats said that overwhelming evidence had forced the House to act.

Mr Schumer said Democrats wanted a "fair and speedy" trial, with four witnesses being called and time limits on each stage of the process.

Mr McConnell has already said there is no chance the Senate will convict Mr Trump.

Trump and top officials from the administration refused to testify during the impeachment investigation. He might even win, using this Democratic "witch hunt" as his rallying cry.

47 per cent said they oppose impeachment and removal, up from 43 per cent in November. The open and closed sessions under oath revealed what one called the "irregular channel" of foreign policy run by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, which focused on investigating the Bidens and alternative theories of 2016 election interference.

"Without support from Senate Republicans, going down this path is a mistake", he said then.

The two articles move to the Senate for a trial expected to take place in 2020. One bound for a footnote on a political biography. And, you know, they said, oh, I watched Pelosi out there saying, oh, no, we don't want to talk to anybody.