President Trump's lawyers have rested their case in the Senate impeachment trial. White House counsel Pat Cipollone argued that the House Democratic case against Trump falls far short of constitutional standards for impeachment. He noted, “I think we've made our case."
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said the House impeachment of President Trump should have come with a warning – "Danger, danger, danger." Sekulow accused House Democrats of lowering the bar of standards for impeachable offenses. Over parts of three days, Trump’s lawyers insisted that the President did nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and they accused Democrats of overreaching.
Meanwhile, a majority of registered voters think witnesses should be allowed to testify in the President’s impeachment trial. A Quinnipiac University poll shows 75% of Americans believe witnesses should be involved. That includes nearly all Democrats and almost half of Republicans. But, there's a split when it comes to the Senate removing Trump from office.
The survey shows 48% against removal, while 47% are in favor. As the proceedings continues, Senators will now have the opportunity to ask questions.
The poll results aren’t altogether surprising to those on Capitol Hill – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly admitted that Republicans do not have the votes to block witness testimony.
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