Joe Biden Says He Would Defy Subpoena in Trump Impeachment Trial

Monday, 30 Dec, 2019

I think she knows they had a weak case.

"Every one of their witnesses said there was no quid pro quo", Scalise said of accusations that President Donald Trump tied military aid to Ukraine to its conducting a corruption probe of political rival Joe Biden, adding it's Pelosi's "duty" to turn over the articles of impeachment.

His comments come as Republicans have threatened to call Democrats - including Biden and his son, Hunter - to testify in a Senate impeachment trial after the House impeached Trump earlier this month, accusing him of abusing his power and obstructing Congress in relation to a Ukraine pressure campaign.

Murkowski also raised concern that the House rushed the impeachment process, as some members called for its completion before the holiday recess.

But Trump, who is reportedly eager to celebrate his acquittal, has appeared increasingly frustrated that no date has been set for the trial amid a partisan standoff over its rules. CNN reported late Saturday that the temporary removal followed a Twitter glitch that affected certain accounts, not deliberate action to delete the tweet by Trump or someone with access to his Twitter account.

The former vice president sought to address the controversy this weekend an walk back his answer, but his tweet thread raised new questions about his willingness to cooperate with the Senate's impeachment investigation. Tribe added that Trump "violated the letter and spirit of the ICWPA" by sharing a name that he held to be that of the whistleblower with over 60 million people on Twitter "for vengeful reasons". "There'll be no difference between the president's position and our position as to how to handle this".

A trial is anticipated in the Republican-controlled Senate to determine whether Trump should be removed from office.

"Look, the whistleblower should have testified a long time ago", Scalise told Fox. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet transmitted the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber in a bid to pressure Republicans to reach an accord with the Democrats on trial rules. He said it in the driveway of the White House. "Or is he going to allow a fair trial?" Sen. "This is not what our founders intended impeachment to be used for".

"Thinking about what's politically advantageous, whether for me or for my party, does not enter into my mind around these decisions that have really great outcome", she told the outlet.

Gabbard (left and right) voted "present" on the articles of impeachment against Trump.

"Is Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, going to try to rig this trial, working in lockstep with the president and his lawyers?"