The transfer of the impeachment case of US President Donald Trump to the Senate will provide an opportunity to remove all suspicions from the president, CNN reported citing an unnamed White House representative.
The administration, according to the channel’s interlocutor, “is glad to get a chance to remove suspicions from the president and leave everything behind.”
An administration spokesman said the accusation of Trump is “failed.” Speaking about the choice of “impeachment managers” in the lower house of the US Congress, an administration spokesman said it was “high time” to do so.
At the same time, The Hill cites the words of a senior representative of the American administration, who doubted that it would take no more than two weeks for the Senate to consider the impeachment of Trump.
The White House believes that senators will not need to hear witnesses, since the Democrats failed to collect clear evidence of guilt.
“The facts clearly show that the president did nothing wrong,” the source said.
On September 24, the U.S. House of Representatives announced the impeachment of Trump. The Democratic Party was able to initiate this process because it has a majority in the lower house of the legislature. The reason for the start of the investigation as part of the impeachment procedure was the assumption that the head of the White House put pressure on President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to harm Trump’s political opponents in the United States.
The House of Representatives has already approved a bill of indictment against the president, consisting of two articles: abuse of power and obstruction of Congressional investigation. The charges should now be transferred to the Senate, where the impeachment procedure will turn into a lawsuit. Senators on it perform the functions of a jury, and the lower house of the US legislature actually acts as the prosecution. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice