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“These two things cannot both be true. Is House Democrats’ case so “overwhelming” that it was enough to impeach a president? Or is their case so weak and incomplete that they need the Senate to redo it? They can’t even stick to one story,”
Axios reports that the draft of the impeachment trial procedures includes a motion to dismiss that can be pulled at any time if the trial becomes too ridiculous. Unfortunately, the Senate’s weak link Republicans won’t go along with a motion to dismiss, at least not at this point.
Vote - Witnesses - Place - Cases - Side
A vote on whether or not to call witnesses will take place after the initial cases are heard from each side. The President’s counsel can call for the motion.
Senator Josh Hawley said he worries that if Trump doesn’t have the option to move to dismiss or move to judgment then Adam Schiff would have too much control over the trial. He certainly will try to take over.
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Democrats are bullying the Republicans, trying to convince them to call their new witnesses — only their witnesses.
Apparently, the Senate Democrats won’t negotiate Hunter Biden’s testimony in exchange for other witnesses. They want to run the entire impeachment trial.
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Mitch McConnell won’t go for that.
Sounds like Mitch McConnell is hinting at calling Hunter / Joe Biden if Dems call witnesses.
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If Senate Republicans don’t call the witnesses they want, the House Democrats might call them.
Republicans have several weak links to include Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Roy Blount of...
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