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Retrieved January 8, They don't have the material. During statements in the Senate chamber regarding trial procedures, Trump attorneys Cipollone and Sekulow made significant false statements which had previously been asserted by Trump supporters but debunked.
Cipollone asserted that Republican House members were not allowed to participate in closed-door hearings, when in fact all Republicans who were members of the three investigating committees were entitled to attend the hearings, and many did and questioned witnesses.
Cipollone also accused Adam Schiff of manufacturing a fake transcript of Trump's comments during the Trump—Zelensky phone call, but Schiff had said in advance that he was paraphrasing Trump's words.
Cipollone also misrepresented the genesis of the president's impeachment, falsely asserting that Schiff proceeded with his investigation despite knowing his allegations were false.
Sekulow asserted that Trump was denied the right to cross-examine witnesses, examine the evidence, or have an attorney present during Judiciary Committee proceedings, though the White House was invited to exercise those rights, but declined, as the president had refused to cooperate in any way with the inquiry.
Sekulow also falsely asserted that the Mueller Report had concluded that Trump did not engage in obstruction of justice. On January 22, the first day of opening arguments, Democrats presented evidence from House impeachment inquiry testimony, the Trump—Zelensky phone call and Trump's statements.
Schiff started by asserting that Trump needs to be removed from office because he has shown he is ready and willing to cheat in the elections.
Schiff told the Senate, "The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box because we cannot be assured the vote will be fairly won.
Jason Crow and Hakeem Jeffries discussed the significance of the Trump—Zelensky phone call, and Schiff and Zoe Lofgren detailed how the scheme was exposed to the public.
Lofgren mentioned that Pentagon officials wrote to the Office of Management and Budget warning that freezing aid to Ukraine might be illegal. Schiff concluded by pointing to the courage of administration officials who risked their careers in testifying and called upon senators to show equal courage.
During his statements, Schiff referenced a quid pro quo in Trump's actions. On day two, House managers presented arguments to assert the evidence warranted Trump's removal from office.
Jerry Nadler argued that abuse, betrayal, and corruption, or the "ABCs" of impeachment make a strong case for removal. He played videos from the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton showing statements by Senator Lindsey Graham R-SC and lawyer Alan Dershowitz arguing that impeachment does not necessitate the breaking of a law; Graham absented himself during the showing of the video.
Sylvia Garcia and Adam Schiff argued several points to highlight why Trump's activities were inappropriate, including that he was not looking for an actual investigation but only an announcement of one, that the investigations were not official foreign policy and were carried out through unofficial channels, and that the White House first tried to bury the call.
They pointed out that Trump himself told us he was looking for an investigation into the Bidens. They also pointed out that Vice President Biden pushed out Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin because he was not fighting corruption in Ukraine, and his ouster was backed by international organizations.
At the end of the day, Susan Collins sent a note to Chief Justice Roberts complaining about Nadler's remarks that senators would be complicit in a coverup if they did not allow testimony from additional witness.
On their final day, Democrats discussed how they expected the Trump defense might respond and asked the Senate to call witnesses.
Jerry Nadler called Trump a dictator and said, "The president has declared himself above the law. He has done so because he is guilty.
Schiff rebuffed Republican arguments that House Democrats should have subpoenaed witness by pointing out that the process would probably have dragged out in the courts for months.
She's worth it. Some Republicans remarked that the Democrats' presentations were repetitive, though Democratic senator Tim Kaine indicated this was intentional as many senators and the public had not closely followed the impeachment inquiry.
Republican senator John Kennedy acknowledged, "Senators didn't know the case. They really didn't. We didn't stay glued to the television.
We haven't read the transcripts. As Trump's defense team prepared to begin their statements the next day, Sekulow told reporters that during their statements Democrats had "kicked the door down" on Burisma and the Bidens, and that his team planned to respond.
The Trump defense team began its statements on January The primary arguments were a lack of direct evidence of wrongdoing, and that Democrats were attempting to use the impeachment to steal the election.
Bolton reportedly wrote that Giuliani, Mulvaney and Cipollone attended the meeting. Trump denied telling Bolton this, and Giuliani denied Mulvaney or Cipollone attended meetings related to Ukraine.
The following day, Pam Bondi [l] dedicated most of her time discussing the motive behind Trump's actions, citing the conspiracy theory involving the Bidens and Burisma, saying, "We would prefer not to be talking about this.
But the House managers have placed this squarely at issue, so we must address it. Trump attorney Jane Raskin followed Bondi and told senators, "In this trial Giuliani is just a minor player, that shiny object designed to distract you.
He also played a video from a presidential debate in which Obama mocked his opponent Mitt Romney for having said Russia was America's top geopolitical opponent.
On January 28, the final day of the Trump team's opening statements, Pat Philbin argued that no one could get into the president's mind and decide what is or is not an "illicit motive".
He went on to say the president is not beholden to what his subordinates say or think. Schiff later remarked, "I don't think quite frankly that we could have made as effective a case for John Bolton's testimony as the president's own lawyers.
Sixteen hours of questions and answers began on January Senators had to write questions on a sheet of paper addressing the defense, the prosecution or both, which Chief Justice Roberts read out loud for the relevant team to answer.
Most of the questions fell along party lines; Democrats questioned the House managers, and Republicans questioned Trump's lawyers.
Patrick Philbin replied that mixed motives would make the case for impeachment fail. Chuck Schumer D-NY asked Adam Schiff for a reply, who asserted, "[I]f any part of the president's motive was a corrupt motive, that is enough to convict.
Schiff retorted that would give carte blanche to more interference in the future. Constitutional scholars such as Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Berkeley said Dershowitz's stance was "absurd and outrageous" while Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas said it was "preposterous".
He is irreplaceable. Schiff said Bolton could clear up doubts about Trump's motives, while Philbin threatened that any attempt to get Bolton to testify would tie up the proceedings for months.
Schiff said Chief Justice Roberts could rule on the question. Dershowitz stirred controversy on January 29 by saying, "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment.
He is not above the law. He cannot commit crimes. The question and answer session continued on January Democratic House manager Jason Crow said that information was unknown but could be easily obtained with subpoenas for documents and witnesses, including Bolton.
Murkowski later joined Lamar Alexander in asking defense lawyers if withholding aid to Ukraine was impeachable; the lawyers said it is not.
Schiff reported that he did not know, and Sekulow called the question unimportant. Senator John Thune R-SD conceded that Trump did what he was charged with, but that witnesses were not necessary and the actions were not impeachable.
I don't know that he's got a lot new to add to it. Schiff pointed out that during a January 30 federal court hearing about the White House's refusal to honor congressional subpoenas , Judge Randolph Moss asked Justice Department attorney James Burnham what remedies Congress might have in such a case.
Burnham suggested impeachment, though Trump's attorneys argue that obstruction of Congress is not an impeachable offense. Burnham said, "They are hypocrites.
We are hypocrites, I guess," in reference to the Trump administration's stance against both impeachment and court cases, as well as the House's wanting to impeach the president for obstruction of Congress while asking the courts to enforce its subpoenas for executive-branch information.
On January 31, after a planned debate session, the Senate voted against allowing subpoenas to call witnesses or documents with a 51—49 vote.
The night after the vote, the Justice Department and a lawyer for the Office of Management and Budget acknowledged, in a court filing in a FOIA lawsuit brought against the administration by the Center for Public Integrity , the existence of two dozen emails revealing Trump's thinking about the "scope, duration, and purpose" of the freeze on military aid to Ukraine.
Closing arguments were given by the prosecution and defense teams on February 3. Romney's vote marked the first time in American history a senator voted to convict a president of their own party.
On the second charge, the Senate voted 53 to 47, in a party-line vote, to find him not guilty on the charge of obstruction of Congress.
Americans were sharply divided on whether Trump should be removed from office, with Democrats largely supporting removal, Republicans largely opposing, and independents divided.
On January 27, former vice president Joe Biden pushed for witnesses but said he would not testify because he had nothing to defend. A Biden spokesperson replied, "Senator Ernst just said the quiet part out loud: Republicans are terrified that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee, defeat Donald Trump, and help progressives gain seats in the House and take the Senate.
House Speaker Pelosi said on January 30 that Trump's lawyers had trampled on the Constitution with their arguments that the president could not be impeached for using his office for political gain, and she suggested they should be disbarred.
Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh said on January 31 that the vote not to call witnesses was "Absolutely cowardly", going on to state "I'm a Republican running for president.
With his vote to convict Trump, Republican senator Mitt Romney became the first senator to vote to convict a president of his own political party.
Romney said Trump was "guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust", saying, "Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine.
On February 6, the day after the trial ended, Trump gave a speech to a large group of supporters to "discuss our country's victory on the impeachment hoax".
It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops, it was leakers and liars. And this should never, ever happen to another president, ever.
On February 7, Lt. Alexander Vindman and his brother Lt. Army's Office of General Counsel, respectively, in apparent retaliation for their testimony.
Army, claiming that Trump allies continued to retaliate against him by limiting his chances at promotion. Also on February 7, former ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland who had also testified in the House inquiry, was recalled from his post.
Days after his acquittal, Trump acknowledged that he had directed Giuliani to go to Ukraine, after denying he had prior to his impeachment.
In early February , Lindsey Graham publicly said Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr would subpoena the whistleblower to look at "whether or not the whistleblower had a bias".
Just days before opening arguments begin in his Senate impeachment trial, the president was still his own most visible and vocal defender.
The top White House official responsible for Russia and Europe has been put on administrative leave indefinitely amid a security-related investigation, two U.
Andrew Peek, who took over the Russia portfolio at the White House National Security Council in November, had been scheduled to join President Donald Trump at the Davos Forum this week before he was abruptly put on leave, one of the officials said.
The officials declined to specify the nature of the investigation. Read more here. The articles of impeachment are two non-criminal actions.
Host George Stephanopoulos then asked, "Is it your position that President Trump should not be impeached even if all the evidence and arguments laid out by the House are accepted as fact?
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The famous Mayflower story began in , when a group of reform-minded Puritans in Nottinghamshire, England, The story begins in Johannesburg, The bride was 43 and the groom was Impeachment has polled moderately well , and Trump is moderately unpopular.
But to inspire mass defections from Senate Republicans , the landscape would need to have been overwhelmingly in favor of impeachment.
If Trump had been removed from office — or if he, like Nixon, had resigned under pressure — the presidency would have fallen to Vice President Mike Pence.
This all gets fairly fanciful, but there are basically four constitutionally plausible scenarios. The Presidential Succession Act says that if the president and vice president both go down simultaneously, the speaker of the House is next in line.
In that case, the baton falls to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — but Pompeo was actually on the call with Zelensky that is at the heart of all this, and is otherwise deeply involved in the Ukraine issue.
Next in line after him is Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who seems essentially free and clear of any involvement with the scandal.
At least 20 Republicans would have had to defect for the Senate to convict Trump on impeachment charges. The impeachment of Donald Trump has been a hot topic of political discussion for a long time, and for a long time it was very unpopular.
That has changed since the Ukraine story became public knowledge, with support for impeaching Trump now generally a bit above opposition.
A larger share of the public say they disapprove of Trump than those who say they want to see him impeached. Robert Mueller found behavior that appears to meet the factual criteria for obstruction of justice in his investigation of Trump and Russian election interference.
Consequently, frontline members in tough districts became concerned that the impeachment issue could cost them their seats , and party leadership was obsessed with protecting them by keeping impeachment off the table.
Then the Ukraine story broke, a block of members changed their tune , and party leadership hopped on the bandwagon. Several factors made a difference, starting with the fact that by the time the Ukraine story broke, a large faction of House Democrats had already committed to impeachment, and all of them were under pressure from the base to do so.
Democratic leaders in Congress also say the Ukraine story is in some sense simpler and easier to explain, as well as substantively worse.
Long-time impeachment advocates say the real difference is simply that Democratic elected officials united behind a pro-impeachment message.
To House members facing tough races, however, letting Trump turn the question of impeachment into a bigger ideological question about immigration policy would be handing him a win.
The general thrust of the impeachment inquiry is that Trump was using his office in an inappropriate way, rather than he violated specific provisions of the US code.
That said, there are several possible areas of criminal violation. All of these seem somewhat tenuous as legal cases. An impeachment proceeding , however, is not a legal case.
On another level, you need to squint pretty hard at the polling data thus far to see the impact. His poll numbers sunk a point or two when the Ukraine news initially broke but seem to have rebounded back as the impeachment process went on.
President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate after the House impeached him over allegations of pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate his possible rival, Joe Biden.
He participated in the first public impeachment hearing on November That smear campaign is what led to her removal from her post months before she was scheduled to leave.
Mick Mulvaney carried out an instruction from Trump to freeze military aid to Ukraine — which Congress is investigating as a potential quid pro quo.
Bill Barr : Trump told the Ukrainian president during a July phone call to get in touch with Barr to discuss investigations into Biden and the elections.
Barr has denied any knowledge of this. Bill Taylor has had a lengthy diplomatic career and, in text messages, strongly expresses concerns about pushing the Ukrainians to launch investigations that would help Trump politically.
Rick Perry, former Texas governor, has taken a surprisingly large role in Ukraine policy this year, and Trump recently attempte d to blame him for setting up the controversial call with the Ukrainian president.
When the topic of Trump blocking military aid to Ukraine comes up, Sondland tells a colleague to talk on the phone rather than text about it.
Kurt Volker is the former US special representative to Ukraine. Amid the scandal, they were arrested in October while trying to flee the country and charged for a separate matter — violating campaign finance law with false disclosures about their donations to Republican politicians and groups.
Volodymyr Zelensky was a television sitcom star who became an unlikely candidate for the Ukrainian presidency and won the office in a landslide in AprilIn turn, Fruman and Parnas assisted Euro 2021 Wetten in his search in Ukraine for damaging information about Trump's political opponents. Pelosi Bonblock formal impeachment inquiry of Trump On Sept. Jackie Walorski. Tampa Bay Times. Democratic, Republican lawyers provide testimony.