The House intelligence committee chair, Adam Schiff has said it is time to transmit the case to Mitch McConnell in the upper chamber 2.18pm GMT Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell again made clear yesterday that he had no intention of allowing Nancy Pelosi’s decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment to affect the parameters of the Senate trial.There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure. We will not cede our authority to try this impeachment. The House Democrats’ turn is over. The Senate has made its decision. This is for the Senate, and the Senate only, to decide. McConnell, one of the sources said, walked Trump through the trial format and discussed how Senate Republicans were reacting to the developments around the trial.McConnell was at the White House to introduce Trump to a judge, and later the Senate leader and the President met privately. 1.51pm GMT Good morning, live blog readers!House speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming under increasing pressure to transmit the articles of impeachment, as even some of her own Democratic caucus members say it’s time to advance the issue to the Senate. Continue reading…
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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington
Publish date : 2020-01-09 14:18:36
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