With the Vindman testimony really making the whistleblower unimportant now?
And Democrats doing a vote tomorrow on the inquiry?
Their first attack campaigns have been countered…
There are now media pieces coming out about the McConnell’s Senate majority being in trouble?
Trump isn’t in any trouble with a Senate conviction vote…
But the House IS gonna be handing the Republicans in the Senate a ‘hot potato’….
But if the evidence keeps piling up on Trump’s underhanded actions?
What happens to them?
Donald Trump cares less about ANYBODY except?
Senate Republicans, with 22 seats up for reelection and their majority up for grabs in 2020, are in a bind over how to defend President Trump from the House impeachment push.
They realize their political fortunes and policy goals are tied to the president, but they also know their best shot at keeping control of the Senate hinges on senators preserving their independent brands.
That means they have to be careful in defending conduct they see as improper; several Senate Republicans say it would be wrong to hold up military aid to Ukraine to gain political leverage, the issue at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday took a decidedly cautious approach as a White House witness offered new testimony in the House critical of Trump.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) claimed victory in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) decision to hold a House vote Thursday on impeachment procedures but stopped short of outlining his next moves.
“Obviously they’ve responded to the pressure that we put on them to try to handle this in a more transparent way that meets basic standards of due process that every American would be entitled to,” he said.
“We’ll have to take a look at what the House produces later today and see if it passes the smell test of providing the kind of due process protections that the president and his team are certainly entitled to, just like President Nixon was and President Clinton was,” he said.
Trump and Republican leaders in the House have telegraphed a new strategy intended to move away from attacks against Democrats on process, and toward a more robust defense of the president on the merits of impeachment.
“I’d rather go into the details of the case rather than the process,” Trump said Monday before a trip to Chicago.
“Process is wonderful,” he added. “But I think you ought to look at the case.”
But McConnell, a master of procedural fights, didn’t endorse the shift in his comments….