Daily US Times: President Donald Trump expressed his confidence in impeachment trial outcome as he hasn’t decided whether to wage a long or short impeachment defence in the U.S. Senate.
Trump told reporters in the White House on Friday, ‘I’ll do whatever I want. Look, there is — we did nothing wrong. So I’ll do long or short. I’ve heard Mitch (McConnell), I’ve heard Lindsey (Graham). I think they are very much in agreement on some concept. I’ll do whatever they want to do, it doesn’t matter.’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program on Thursday night where he said that he is expecting a shorter process. Mr Mcconnell made it clear that he was acting as what the White House wants.
He said ‘Everything I do during the impeachment process, I’m coordinating with White House counsel. There will be no difference between the President’s position and our position as to how to handle this.’
The House Judiciary Committee voted on Friday along the party line. The full house vote is expected to happen later next week. Senator Lindsey Graham indicated his preference for a speedy trial in the Senate.
Trump on Friday thanked the impeachment process for making his poll numbers ‘gone through the roof’. He said, ‘The people are absolutely disgusted. Nobody’s ever seen anything like this.’
The Democrats charged President Trump of two articles of impeachment. Abuse of power and obstructing Congress. This all started when a July phone call between the U.S. and Ukranian President made out public. An annonymus whistleblower complained to the Congress that President Trump pushed his Ukranian counterpart to launch an investigation against his political rival Joe Biden.
Trump always denied any wrongdoings. He has been described the call as ‘very perfect call’.