Jason Crow Quotes Harry Potter at Trump Impeachment Trial
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Feb 04, 2020,
Feb 04, 2020, 0:24
Democratic prosecutors, declaring that "no one is above the law", made a last-ditch appeal to senators at US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Monday to vote to remove him from office for abuse of power.
"The president sets the foreign policy; the unelected staff implements the foreign policy", Mike Pupurra, a White House deputy counsel, said on the floor, adding that a number of White House officials, including national security adviser Keith Kellogg, have said that Trump's July 25 call with Zelensky-where Trump asked his counterpart about investigations-was fine.
"America will remember this day", he added.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), whose committee drafted the two articles of impeachment against Trump, wasn't in the Senate on Monday.
Impeachment managers prosecuting the case against Trump for the House not only say yes, but argue that failing to remove him will set a unsafe precedent that a president is above the law.
Trump is only the third US president to be impeached. "Instead, people close to the President say they anticipate he will claim vindication and continue to proclaim his complete and total innocence", CNN reporters Jeremy Diamond and Kristen Holmes wrote.
Woman who has accused Trump of sexual assault is seeking his DNA
The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they have been sexually assaulted, unless they come forward publicly. Her lawyers served an attorney for Trump with papers on Thursday requesting the President's DNA be obtained on March 2.
"That is neither freedom, nor is it justice", Starr said. Lawmakers from the upper chamber scheduled the final removal vote for Wednesday, 5 February, prompting rumors that the quick vote without additional evidence - as well as a GOP majority - would likely acquit Trump and allow him to remain in the office in spite of being impeached.
Trump will nearly certainly remain in office as 20 Republican senators would have to vote with Democrats to reach the 67-vote threshold to remove the president.
"Impeachment is an extraordinary remedy - a tool only to be used in rare instances of grave misconduct", Crow said.
"We believe that they should choose the president", he said. Biden is a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump. The voters should make the ultimate decision about Donald Trump, they said, not the Senate.
"Alexander, who provided a key vote late last week against the Democrats' effort to call Trump aides as witnesses in the impeachment trial, told NBC News's "Meet the Press" show that it was "crossing the line" for Trump to ask for the Biden investigations". Only two Republicans, moderates Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, voted to hear witnesses.
The Senate is to vote at 4:00 pm (2100 GMT) on Wednesday on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and the Republican president is all but certain of being acquitted. "You can't trust this President to do the right thing", said Schiff. Several Republicans, meanwhile, claimed over the weekend that the President had been chastened by the impeachment proceedings. In an explosive revelation, Bolton confirmed that Trump had ordered pressuring Ukraine to investigate his Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Michael Bennet, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren - will deliver their statements early in Monday's session before they travel to Iowa for tonight's caucus. Weijia Jiang reports on the impact of the trial ahead of the State of the Union on Tuesday night.