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Pelosi poised to send Trump impeachment charges to US Senate for trial

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Ms Pelosi has held on to the articles in a standoff with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Pelosi has withheld the articles since the House voted just before Christmas to impeach Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges.

"Why may maybe additionally merely mute I even own the stigma of Impeachment linked to my title when I did NOTHING unhealthy?" he requested in a single tweet, after her appearance, including, "Very unfair to tens of thousands and thousands of voters!" Read the transcripts! A totally partisan swindle that has never happened before. The Republicans of the House of Representatives voted 195-0, three demes voted with the Republicans. "They wanted Monica Lewinsky to come to the Senate chamber to be questioned as a witness", then-Senator Byron Dorgan, a Democrat who retired in 2010, said.

Behind the scenes, many in Senate leadership have made the case that including firebrands like Republican Reps. McConnell argues this is the model used for the Clinton impeachment.

ABC's This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday asked WaPo reporter Rachel Bade about Pelosi's claim, earlier in the show, that there was benefit to keeping the impeachment articles from going to the Senate.

"Now the ball is in their court to either do that or pay a price".

The timing of the trial is critical, with political temperatures rapidly rising in this presidential election year.

Pelosi said the house had always meant to send the articles to the Senate, but the three-week delay was associated with its own benefits, including the delivery of unedited emails and other information related to the case. Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.

Now it is Bolton, fired last September from his job as White House national security adviser, who is the potential prize witness in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Trump doesn't want his brazen ex-adjutant to testify. The comments, as Common Dreams reported, led to critics to immediately accuse McConnell of openly "planning to the rig" the impeachment trial.

The end result is that Trump is "impeached for life" regardless of "any gamesmanship" by McConnell, Pelosi said.

Gramm did not say whether he thought Trump should have been impeached for that, adding it is not his battle.

McConnell is reluctant to enter a divisive Senate debate over witnesses that could split his party and prolong a trial that is already expected to consume weeks of floor time. He and joined some Republicans in backing a proposal for votes to dismiss the charges against Trump. Bolton had a front row seat to the phone call between Trump and Ukraine's president. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden.

GOP Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said Sunday he wants to hear from the Bidens "and find out - get to the bottom of that".

"I have always said I would send them over".

The articles of impeachment were approved before Christmas but Pelosi delayed in sending them to the Senate while Democrats sought to negotiate the rules for Trump's trial with Republicans who hold the upper chamber. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, that would allow a senator to offer a motion to dismiss if the House did not transmit the articles of impeachment within 25 days. "Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or the Constitution". While Bolton could testify about some events that would fall outside the scope of executive privilege, the White House would fight to prevent Bolton from discussing direct conversations with the president.

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