McConnell: Senate Republicans don’t rule out calling witnesses for impeachment trial

The leader of the Senate Republicans proposed to conduct the process on the same principles as the case of impeachment of Clinton.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that Republicans are not ruling out the possibility of calling witnesses in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
“We don’t rule out (inviting) witnesses,” McConnell told Fox & Friends. – Let’s conduct this process in the same way as it was in the situation with President Clinton. By rights».

According to McConnell, during the impeachment proceedings against Clinton in 1999, the Senate heard opening statements of the parties, then there was a period of written questions and then based on this, the senators decided which witnesses to call.

On Thursday, McConnell, and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer failed to reach an agreement on the issue of witness participation in the trial, which McConnell said would be the first item on the agenda in the New Year.

“We remain at an impasse over these organizational issues,” McConnell said Thursday.

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