The billionaire 2020 hopeful's comments came during an interview with NBC's "Today Show," when host Craig Melvin asked how he would advise senators who are acting as jurors in the upcoming impeachment trial. The rules will be debated and voted on when senators convene for the trial on Tuesday.
Under McConnell's resolution, opening arguments would begin Wednesday, and then the prosecution and defense would each be granted 24 hours to present their respective cases. The resolution says nothing about whether witnesses would be called and new evidence allowed to be introduced. "It is all created to engineer an acquittal as soon as possible".
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President Trump's legal team offered a fiery brief in his defense on Monday, one day before the Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin.
"On something as important as impeachment, Senator McConnell's resolution is nothing short of a national disgrace", Schumer said in a statement.
"President Donald J. Trump used his official powers to pressure a foreign government to interfere in a United States election for his personal political gain", the House prosecutors wrote, "and then attempted to cover up his scheme by obstructing Congress's investigation into his misconduct".
Democrats say the House has the "sole power of impeachment", so the process can't be second-guessed by the administration.
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But King said "a number" of Democrats have told him privately they would have preferred censure or a resolution criticizing Trump's actions over impeachment.
"The president did nothing wrong", Trump's lawyers responded in a 110-page brief submitted to the Senate on Monday. And removing Trump from office under these facts would dilute the standards of impeachment, permanently weaken the power of the presidency and allow a "hostile House to attack nearly any presidential action by challenging a President's subjective motives".
The Constitution sets a standard of "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" for impeachment, and according to Democrats, it's a flexible enough threshold to "reach the full range of potential Presidential misconduct". After that, Trump's legal team will be given two days to make their case and again, that can not exceed a 24 hour time period. We also know, based on the House investigation, that Trump was willing to hold for ransom a White House visit by Zelenskiy. Only then will there be votes on whether or not to call other witnesses.
One final point. The inclusion of new witnesses would not necessarily lengthen the trial by many weeks, as is sometimes suggested - although it could. But on Twitter Monday, he seemed averse to hearing testimony from Bolton, whom he ousted in September. "They were in too much of a rush".
"That's the reason why they don't want that document" to be considered, the aide said. "Not supposed to be that way!"
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - Wednesday evening. The exception being motions to subpoena witnesses or documents. "That's what I get out of it - by these radical left lunatics - I get impeached", Trump said.
Trump's lawyers, meanwhile, contend there's no evidence beyond hearsay that the president conditioned the release of aid on Ukraine agreeing to an investigation. Republicans say that is proof Trump did not engage in a quid pro quo - the military aid in exchange for the investigations to help him politically.