On Thursday, Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the United States’ Senate and the top lawyer of President Donald Trump, worked out a plan to coordinate in the upcoming impeachment trial. But according to a source, they failed to reach a common agreement to defend the President.
The core of the Matter
From the beginning of the impeachment case, there was a difference between the Senate Republicans and the white house. To resolve the issue, the representative of the Senate Republicans Mitch McConnell and Pat Cipollone, the counsel of the White House, arranged a closed-door meeting on Thursday.
President Trump believes that the witnesses should testify on the court. On the other hand, Republican Senators led by Mitch McConnell warned the President that the move might backfire and work against President Trump. Another White House official who attended the closed-door meeting, Eric Ueland, revealed that they engaged in a healthy conversation with the Republicans representatives. We are going to talk more about the event over the next few weeks; as a result, we can conclude the issue, he further added.
The closed-door meeting ended without concluding. But, Pat Cipollone and Mitch McConnell agreed that at the start of the impeachment trial, the House Democratic impeachment managers would present their version of the case, and President’s lawyer will defend the case accordingly.
Once these presentations conclude, the White House authorities will brief Republicans on the next step. The briefing from the White House might include President Trump’s demand to testify the witnesses in person.
While giving an interview to a private TV channel, the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell stated that he is hoping for a shorter trial period. Both the leaders are quite confident about a one-sided victory of the President. One can see several such meetings in the next couple of weeks to agree.