President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said that he'd be willing to testify in the Senate's impeachment trial of the president and added that he would like the opportunity to try the case himself. The president's attorney admitted he traveled to Ukraine in December to meet with officials to find new information pertaining to the impeachment inquiry and Biden.
The former New York City mayor went on to clarify that - if were up to him - he would flip the case he called "an illegal coup" and instead try it as a one of racketeering against the Democrats he alleges participated in corruption in Ukraine.
"I don't know if anyone would have the courage to give me the case".
Based on impeachment history - President Clinton in the 20th century and President Johnson in the 19th century - the Senate majority leader negotiates the rules with leaders of Senate Republicans and Democrats.
Trump has denied those claims of a quid pro quo, while he has sought to turn the spotlight onto Biden's involvement in the country - specifically his role in the firing of a top Ukrainian prosecutor who had previously investigated a Ukrainian energy company where Hunter sat on the board. "There are senators on both sides of the aisle, who, to me, are not giving the appearance of and the reality of judging that's in an impartial way", she remarked. The call set off impeachment proceedings in the House, which culminated with Trump becoming the third US president to be impeached last month.
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Despite the conviction, Prince Andrew was pictured in Epstein's NY home and walking with him through Central Park in 2010. This undated photo released by Buckingham Palace shows Britain's Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi , in Italy.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican-controlled Senate and a staunch Trump defender against his impeachment, wants a sharply curtailed proceeding and a quick vote to clear Trump without calling any witnesses.
Despite this stalemate, the number-four Republican Senator appeared confident in a swift resolution.
"We will attack the concentration of power that makes this government work great for the wealthy and well-connected, and not for much of anyone else", Warren, before an estimated 680 in the audience, said in a speech that comes as she works toward turning around declining numbers in national and early voting state polling about five weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
Democrats have said Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless the investigation into Biden - the so-called Democratic frontrunner - took place.