Forget all the media bull shit….
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell CANNOT go anywhere with the trial of an impeached President Donald J. Trump without laying out how the process will work with Democratic leadership in Congress…
Forget all the bullshit from Trump’s knuckleheads about the impeachment NOT being exactly what it IS…
President Trump has been charged with two things ….
Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress…
This indictment is the third one of any American President….
It IS in the history books….
We are now waiting fro Trump trial….
A conviction who vote Himont of office by the US Senate under the laws of the United States..
At this time it is highly unlikely Trump will be convicted and lose his job…
For things to get done?
The lawmakers of BOTH parties WILL have sit down and iron out the rules of engagement ..
….with no direct negotiations between the Senate leaders scheduled, nor any indication of when Ms. Pelosi might send the articles, lawmakers and aides privately warned that the stalemate could stretch into mid-January, with Mr. Trump’s presidency hanging in the balance.
Mr. McConnell, conceding that his chamber could not proceed to a trial without the House acting first, said the Senate would simply turn back to their regular legislative work while they waited, “content to continue the ordinary business of the Senate while House Democrats continue to flounder.”
Stepping onto the Senate floor moments after Mr. McConnell, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, accused the president’s party of trying to steamroll to his acquittal.
“We are not asking for critics of the president to serve as witnesses in the trial,” Mr. Schumer said. “We are asking only that the president’s men, his top advisers, tell their side of the story. And Leader McConnell has been unable to make one argument — one single argument — as to why these witnesses and these documents should not be part of a trial.”
In her own written statement, Ms. Pelosi went a step further, accusing Mr. McConnell of violating the oath that all senators must take in an impeachment trial to “do impartial justice,” and of ignoring wrongdoing by the president.
“Today, Leader McConnell made clear that he will feebly comply with President Trump’s cover-up of his abuses of power and be an accomplice to that cover-up,” she wrote.
The outcome of the dispute over witnesses and documents could determine not only when the trial begins and how long it lasts, but also whether it produces meaningful new information that could affect the outcome, either exonerating or further implicating Mr. Trump….
image…House and Senate Leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy. Photo: by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images