Despite the fact that the Democrats have dominated the airwaves during this impeachment fiasco, the West Wing is brimming with confidence as a trial in the Senate seems to be a foregone collision at this point.
It has been readily apparent for months on end that the Senate would be moving to acquit Donald Trump, it was just a matter of how the Senate trial would be conducted that was left to ponder. For some, the idea of letting Mitch McConnell move swiftly and sternly to acquit the President seemed to be the most appealing option. This would allow for our elected representatives to get back to work on issues such as healthcare costs and immigration.
On the other hand, a longer, more in-depth trial would pave the way for the Republicans to call the witnesses that they were disallowed by the Democratically-controlled committees in the House.
As for what the President prefers, Donald Trump has indicated that he has the utmost faith in McConnell and Co.
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“I’ll do long or short. I’ve heard Mitch. I’ve heard Lindsey. I think they are very much on agreement on some concept. I’ll do whatever they want to do. It doesn’t matter,” Trump said to reporters, referring to comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham.
Republicans have long insisted that bringing House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Hunter Biden to the witness stand would afford the nation a more thorough picture of the entire process, and could lead to vindication for President Trump.
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