‘He Is Planning to Rig the Impeachment Trial’: McConnell Vows ‘Total Coordination’ With Trump on Senate Process

“The jury—Senate Republicans—are going to coordinate with the defendant—Donald Trump—on how exactly the kangaroo court is going to be run.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News Thursday night that while he has “no choice” but to hold a trial if the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, that does not mean the process will be in any way impartial.

“Everything I do during this I’m coordinating with White House counsel,” said the Kentucky Republican. “There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this.”

McConnell noted that with “typical” legislative issues he has the power to simply block them from coming up for a vote, as he has done with a number of House-passed bills.

“We have no choice but to take it up,” McConnell said of impeachment. “But we’ll be working through this process hopefully in a fairly short period of time in total coordination with the White House counsel’s office and the people who are representing the president.”

Article URL : https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/13/he-planning-rig-impeachment-trial-mcconnell-vows-total-coordination-trump-senate

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