UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Donald Trump may be acquitted by the US Senate from Friday evening if he rejects the possibility of calling witnesses by voting, which gives him the opportunity to issue a ruling.
In doing so, Trump will be considered the third president in the history of the United States to be tried in order to isolate him, “innocent” on charges of using power and obstructing the work of the judiciary.
The US Constitution states that two-thirds of the Senate, or 67 of a hundred, must support the removal of the President, a ceiling that the Democratic camp cannot reach because it has only 47 votes in the House.
Trump, who is campaigning for re-election, is in a hurry to turn this file around. People close to him said he hoped to be acquitted before he delivered his traditional State of the Union address Tuesday evening in front of Congress.
Fox will also be interviewing him Sunday about the final match of the American Football Championship with his participation in a promotional tape for this event, which attracts one hundred million viewers.
But Democrats are trying to show embarrassing new information to Trump and demanding that the testimonies of many close to him be heard.
Accordingly, on Friday afternoon, they will submit an application granting them the right to call witnesses. And if they secured the necessary 51 votes by joining four Republican members, the trial would last longer.
No further evidence required.
But the democratic wager seems difficult. After four Republicans in recent days expressed a desire to hear the testimony of former National Security Adviser John Bolton, one of them told Lamar Alexander on Thursday night that he would vote in the end against calling witnesses.
He said in a statement, “We do not need additional evidence to prove what has been proven and that does not lead to isolation according to the constitution.”
The moderate member, Susan Collins, took the opposite position, and her colleagues, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski, may adopt the same position.
In the event that the vote results in a tie (fifty votes to fifty), the Democrats intend to ask the Supreme Court President John Roberts, who presides over the court, to include his voice in support of their request.
But the judge may prefer to remain neutral, and in such a case the request will be rejected.
Here, the 100 members of the Senate may move very quickly to vote on the ruling, and this may be done on Friday or Saturday evening.
On Thursday, White House attorney Pat Keblon said that acquittal would be “the best thing for the country.”
He accused the Democrats of “trying to cross the president off from the ballot papers a few months before the elections.”
For his part, the chief prosecutor, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, considered that Trump’s acquittal would mean “a normalization of the failure to respect the law.”
Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday that Trump’s acquittal “means nothing” if members of the House refuse to call additional witnesses, and it will be “the fruit of a fraudulent trial.”
– Defamation –
On December 18, Democrats accused Trump of relying on most of them in the House of Representatives.
The investigation sessions took place in a hectic atmosphere, interspersed with intense debate between Republicans and Democrats.
During the trial before the Senate, Democratic prosecutors accused the president of having asked Ukraine to investigate Shan Jo Biden, his most prominent potential opponent in the November 3 elections, as well as freezing vital military aid to the country.
They stressed that Trump used his position to “discredit” his rival and practice “fraud” at the expense of US interests.
They added that he had done his best to block the investigation in Congress after his intelligence informant had revealed his order, in violation of the constitution.
Trump’s lawyers responded that corruption in Ukraine was a matter of concern and he was entitled “to ask questions” about Joe Biden and the actions of his son Hunter in this country.
They stressed that his dismissal was not justified even if the accusations were proven against him, calling on the members of the Senate to “leave the decision to the electorate.”
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