Trial to begin on February 9
Sen. Lindsay Graham, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Granthshala News Monday night that if Democrats call a witness during the impeachment trial of former President Trump next week, they will “open a can of worms” and call Republicans Will answer. In the FBI to testify.
The 50-50 Senate is preparing for another test which many Republicans say will serve no purpose other than to further divide the country. They say Democrats want nothing more than to score political points with the trial and get one last farewell shot against Trump.
Democrats, on the other hand, say Trump should be held responsible for the deadly riots at the Capitol last month. They want to convince Trump for one count of “instigation of rebellion”.
Reuters informed of That House Democrat case will go to trial in the Senate and it is expected that they will announce by Tuesday whether they will call the witness or not. Graham, who reported that no witnesses were called in the House impeachment, said they would better be prepared for a lengthy trial if Democrats call “a witness”.
“If you open the worm, we want the FBI to come in and tell us how people pre-planned this attack and what happened to the security footprint in the Capitol. If you call a witness, you will see Pandora’s Open the box., “He said.
David Scone, one of two lawyers who will represent Trump, told “Hannity” on Monday that Senate Democrats have already determined that Trump is guilty of the charge leveled against him.
He said, “This process is completely unconstitutional and it is a very dangerous road in relation to First Amendment, which puts any passionate political speaker at risk, who is really against our faith and everything in this country . “
Trump’s allies have clarified that they intend to make a simple argument at trial: Trump’s test is unconstitutional because he is no longer in office.
The trial, which begins February 9, will be presided over by Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Instead of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Graham Sen, Dick Durbin, was also critical of D-Il, on his decision to call on the Senate to hold a confirmation hearing for Judge Merrick Garland the day before Trump was scheduled to begin impeachment.
Graham wrote, “Democrats do not get political points in the unprecedented act of political theater on the one hand, while on the other side try to claim good government.”
Granthshala News’ Charles Kretz and the Associated Press contributed to this report