Trump impeachment-Failed witnesses can lead to acquittal

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

01st Feb, 2020. 10:57 am
All current scenarios are in Trump’s favor and acquittal is possible

US President Donald Trump is likely to be granted acquittal in the impeachment trial as senators did not allow more witnesses or more evidence.

Democrats expected that four swing Republicans would factor witnesses, which could lead to an extension of trial and changing of results.

However, only two of them voted with Democrats.

Voting will be occurred on whether US President Donald Trump should be acquitted or not.

All current scenarios are in Trump’s favor and acquittal is possible.

Voting will be carried out in the Senate on February 5th.

Democrat Senate leader Chuck Schumer informed that four votes will be taken on Democratic amendments on Friday night, then closing arguments will be made on Monday. After that, Senators will deliver speeches from Monday to Wednesday, and final voting will occur on Wednesday about acquittal or punishment.

A majority of two-third is needed in the House of 67 votes to remove Trump from the office.

Note that the Democrats hold the majority of 53-47 in the Senate.

Earlier, a Democratic push to force Republicans to accept witnesses at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate appeared to be flagging.

It raises the possibility that President Donald Trump could be acquitted as early as Friday.

As senators questioned both the Trump legal team and the Democratic managers of the trial, Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz offered an expansive defense of presidential power that provoked astonishment among Democrats.

“If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in an impeachment,” Dershowitz said.

 

 

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