Senate Republicans and the Trump administration are preparing their strategy for what seems like an inevitable Senate trial on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
“In the U.S. Senate, there won’t be any secret testimony or dishonest leadership … or to deny a defense … So we’ll finally be able to get to the truth,” GOP Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) said. Stewart said he hoped the Senate would call witnesses like the whistleblower, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Hunter Biden, Burisma board member Devon Archer, DNC consultant Alexandra Chalupa, and Fusion GPS researcher Nellie Ohr.
Trump said this week that he wants a trial because so far, there has been “no due process.” He was not permitted to have lawyers present during House hearings or to call any of his own witnesses, he noted.
“Every major fact that Democrats have simply glossed over or hand-waved away will be brought up in the Senate,” major Republican donor Dan Eberhart pointed out. “Their sham, partisan stunt will be brought to light.”
While some administration officials have pointed out that Senate Republicans would be justified in outright dismissing the articles of impeachment, many including Trump seem to be warming up to the advantages of having a trial.
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