I would & # 39; no other choice & # 39; then have to bring Donald Trump to justice, says Mitch McConnell while claiming he can just ignore deposition
- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he & # 39; no other choice & # 39; would then have to take charge if the house votes to accuse Donald Trump
- & # 39; I would have no choice but to record it. How long you spend doing it is a different matter, but I would have no choice but to get started, & he said to CNBC
- It was speculated that McConnell, a Trump ally, would try to postpone a trial until after the elections
- But McConnell said he wouldn't do that
- If the House voted for articles of accusation, the trial would be held in the Senate and chaired by the Supreme Court Supreme Court
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he & # 39; no other choice & # 39; would then have to include Donald Trump's accusation if the house votes to accuse the president.
& # 39; According to the rules of the Senate, we have to take it up if Parliament goes that way. And we will follow the rules of the Senate, & he said CNBC.
& # 39; I would have no choice but to record it. How long have you been doing it is a different matter, but I would have no choice but to include it on the basis of a senate rule on deposition, & he added.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he & # 39; no other choice & # 39; would then have to take charge if the house votes to accuse Donald Trump
If the House voted for articles of deposition, the trial against President Trump would be held in the Senate and chaired by the Supreme Court Supreme Court
It was speculated that McConnell, a Trump ally, would try to postpone a trial until after the elections.
But McConnell said he would not try to change the Senate's rules on accusation, pointing out that it would cost 67 votes – a high bar that is probably not achieved – to make that happen.
& # 39; No, the rules for depositing the senate are very clear, & # 39; he said.
But McConnell also refused to answer a question about President Trump's tweet storm over the weekend and until Monday, saying the president of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, who is investigating allegations, should be arrested for & # 39; betrayal & # 39; and warned that democrats had a & # 39; civil war & # 39; with their research.
& # 39; What I want to do is spend our time accomplishing things for the American people & # 39 ;, McConnell replied.
McConnell, who will be elected again next year, also got a chance on Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
& # 39; If I was the speaker, I would not want to participate in next year's election because it is credible to say that everything you did for the entire congress bothered the President and tried to remove him from office & # 39; , he said.
Pelosi, for its part, has emphasized the legislation adopted by Parliament – including a measure that would require universal background controls on arms purchases – and is calling for legislation to lower the prices of prescription drugs.
She, in turn, has blamed McConnell for not incorporating legislation adopted by the House in the Senate.
Last week the speaker announced a formal investigation against President Trump after allegations that he urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
The White House published a transcript of the telephone call of 25 July on Tuesday – the same day Pelosi announced the Democrats' investigation into the president.
It showed that Trump asked the question, although the president has maintained that it is a & # 39; perfect & # 39; was in no way exerting pressure on his Ukrainian counterparty to act.
Six House Democratically-led House committees investigate Trump's actions.
The result of those probes would – if justified – be used to prepare accusation articles, on which the entire Parliament would vote.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formal investigation into President Trump last week
If the House approves articles of accusation, the case goes to the Senate for trial, which would be chaired by the Supreme Court Supreme Court.
There seem to be voices in the lower room to continue the trial.
More than half of the members of the House – all Democrats – support such a move, indicating that it would pass.
There are 220 Democrats who support deposition, according to a count through Politics.
With 435 members of the House, 218 votes would be needed to approve articles of deposition from the president.
In the Senate, Republicans need 53 seats out of 45 Democrats' seats – two seats are occupied by independence members who are caucus with Democrats – which will make it difficult to get the two-thirds vote – 67 senators – to condemn the president.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW? THE VERY COMPLEXED STEPS INVOLVED IN TAKING DONALD TRUMP
Nancy Pelosi announcing a formal investigation into allegations is just the start of an epic legal and constitutional clash.
Here's how deposition goes from here.
1] Investigations are being stepped up
Six commissions now have the role of Pelosi to investigate Donald Trump with the intention of deciding whether he will be dropped. They are the House Law, Supervision, Intelligence, Roads and Resources, Financial Services and Foreign Affairs committees. They will now probably all issue a fit of summons that will certainly lead to a new one:
2] Court battle over subpoena – which could go to the Supreme Court
The Trump government has so far resisted subpoenas by claiming executive power and will certainly continue to do so. Federal judges are already dealing with subpoenas cases before Trump's tax and financial administration, and many more are likely to follow. But the courts have never set the limits of privilege and whether an investigation into accusations actually gives Congress more power to overcome it. If Trump fights as hard as he can, it will probably find its way to the Supreme Court. Expected in the meantime:
3] More hearings
Democrats know they have to convince the public that Trump should be tried, and the best way to do that is to hear hearings like the ones that sparked the nation at Watergate. They ruined the Mueller hearing, but when they produce question and answer sessions with people from the Trump world who cause public outrage, they are on their way to:
4] Draw up formal accusation articles in the committee
On the accusation form for deposition – the & # 39; articles & # 39; – state that Trump is formally accused of. It is not a fixed format – it can be as long or as short as Congress decides. Three such articles were prepared – for Andrew Johnson on 1868, Richard Nixon in 1974 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Johnson & # 39; s were the most extensive at 11, Nixon faced three and Bill Clinton four, but with a series of numbered indictments in every article. Once established, the Judicial Committee votes on them and, if approved, sends them to the Chamber for:
5] Full vote on deposition
The Constitution says that Parliament needs a simple majority to go on, but has to vote on each article. Nixon stopped for such a vote, so Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton are the only precedent. The house passed two of the three articles against Clinton and all 11 against Johnson. Passing even just one article leads to:
6] Senate deposition process
Even if the senate is clearly not in favor of removing the president, he or she must go to court if the Parliament votes for expulsion. The hearing does not stand for the full senate, but for & # 39; evidence committees & # 39; – in theory at least comparable to the existing senate committees. The Supreme Court of the Supreme Court presides, but the procedures are determined by senators. Members of the House prosecute Trump as & # 39; managers & # 39 ;, bring witnesses and present evidence to explain their case against the president. The president can defend himself or, as Clinton did, use lawyers to interview the witnesses. The committee or committees report to the entire senate. Then it can debate in public or deliberate privately about the guilt or innocence of the president. It has one open voice that delivers the following:
7] The judgment
Accusation must take place for two-thirds of the senate. Voting for an article to be accused is good enough to put the president out of office. There is no appeal.
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