Trump: I Want an Immediate Trial
US President Donald Trump on Friday stepped up the tone of the challenge against the Democratic Camp of the US House of Representatives after they announced Thursday, the first formal charges against him in preparation for his trial as part of his efforts to remove him from office.
“After the Democrats decided to accuse me in the House of Representatives without attorneys, witnesses, or anything at all, they want to control the litigation procedures in the Senate. But in fact, they have no evidence of anything that condemns me,” Trump said in a tweet via his Twitter account. , And I demand an immediate trial. ”
The House agreed to charge President Donald Trump with 230 votes against 197 votes , while he voted to impeach the Council by 229 votes to 198.
Trump faces an accusation of abusing his authority by calling for Ukraine to investigate Biden seeking to win the Democratic nomination for the presidential elections scheduled for next year, and he is accused of obstructing the congressional investigation into this matter, while the US President denies wrongdoing, and denounced the investigation as a hoax.
Trump will likely face a Senate trial to determine whether he should be convicted and removed, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects the trial to begin early January.
US President Donald Trump demanded an immediate trial in the Senate, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to hand the accountability process over to the Senate before she knew how the Republicans would manage it.
“After the Democrats have not given me proper procedures in the House of Representatives, attorneys, witnesses, or anything, they now want to dictate to the Senate how to run the trial,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening.
A poll, published on Thursday, showed that less than half of Americans say President Donald Trump should be removed from office, after the House of Representatives accuses him, which represents a challenge to Democrats, who will seek to topple him in a Senate trial.
The nationwide poll was conducted online over the hours, following the House vote on Wednesday, in favor of charging Trump with misusing his authority and obstructing Congress.
This survey indicated that this very rare and highly controversial behavior on the part of legislators did not change attitudes to a significant degree in a divided country.
When respondents were asked about the specific charges, 53 percent agreed that Trump abused his authority while 51 percent agreed that he obstructed Congress.
About 42 percent – most of them Democrats – said Congress should remove the president from office, as the Senate has the power to do so.
Altogether, only 44 percent of the American public said they would agree with the House of Representatives handling Trump’s accountability, while 41 percent opposed it.
When asked how they felt about the president after the accountability measure, 26 percent said they were now more supportive of Trump, while 20 percent said they were less supportive, while 48 percent said that did not change their viewpoint one way or another.
Nancy Pelosi plan is in delaying sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate
Democrats want to put pressure on individual Republican senators over the issue of calling witnesses in a Senate impeachment trial, and they are looking to create friction between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled Thursday to explain what, exactly, her plan is in delaying sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. She refused to answer questions from reporters who wanted more clarity.