House Judiciary Chairman on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of being a “dictator” on the Senate floor during his closing arguments.
Nadler, who is a House manager in the Senate trial, said, “He is a dictator. This must not stand, and that is … another reason he (Trump) must be removed from office,” during his closing arguments.
Lindsey Graham started out by telling reporters that there is “no way” that Hunter Biden got rich from Burisma and his father didn’t know anything about it.
“Somebody needs to look” at the why the prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired and the new prosecutor dropped the case, Lindsey said.
“They would have the United States Senate create an impeachment process where the president would not be allowed to go to Article III courts to argue privileges that have been argued in every other impeachment trial and have been argued by presidents since George Washington. That would destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it,” Graham said at a press conference in Washington.
President Donald Trump’s attorneys called on the U.S. Senate to dismiss the articles of impeachment sent by the House and immediately acquit the president, calling the charges against the commander in chief a “brazen political act” that must be rejected.
President Trump asked the Senate to reject the Articles of Impeachment in a six-page formal response on Saturday, as “they are the result of a lawless process that violated basic due process and fundamental fairness.”
Compiled by the seven Democrats serving as impeachment managers, the brief describes the president’s conduct as “the Framers’ worst nightmare” in arguing that he should be removed from office.
Trump suggested Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was attempting to aid the 2020 candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden by timing the impeachment trial to keep Sanders, Sen. Elizbeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) from campaigning on the ground.
Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr and Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz have joined President Donald Trump’s impeachment legal team ahead of the Senate’s upcoming trial.
One might have imagined that, with so much of world history behind us, we would have learned better than to search for an excuse to charge or convict another person. You would think that this was obvious. Put “charging political adversaries with imagined crimes” on a Jeopardy! board, and the question is: “What were the Stalin Show Trials?”
After several weeks of delays, Nancy Pelosi’s gambit of withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate appears to have backfired following intense pressure not only from Republicans – amid a series of political, economic and stock market victories by Trump who managed to put the impeachment news solidly on the back burner – but also amid a rising outcry by frustrated Democrats, and moments ago the House Speaker said the House will prepare to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate next week, just one day after Mitch McConnell said he was backing a resolution to change the Senate’s rules to allow for lawmakers to dismiss the articles of impeachment against Trump before the House sends them over.