Sometime in the next several weeks, an extraordinary and nearly unprecedented series of events will unfold here in the United States, as the Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump.
At the helm of this ship will be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has earlier indicated that he would be looking to end the nonsensical folly swiftly and with a total exoneration of the Commander in Chief.
In order to do so, McConnell has announced that a joint effort will be launched between the Senate and the White House.
McConnell, during an interview with Fox News, repeatedly pledged that he will be in sync with White House counsel Pat Cipollone, with whom he met privately on Thursday.
“Everything I do during this I’m coordinating with the White House counsel. There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this,” McConnell told Fox News on Thursday night.
McConnell added that he’ll be in “total coordination with the White House counsel’s office and the people who are representing the president in the well of the Senate.”
Pressed about the potential for witnesses during a Senate trial, McConnell demurred saying he would coordinate with Trump’s lawyers.
“The president’s counsel may or may not decide they want to have witnesses. The case is so darn weak coming over from the House,” McConnell continued.
This sent Democrats scrambling online, with a number of Twitter users blasting McConnell for what they perceived as a “rigging” of the trial.
Mitch McConnell's stunning and outrageous admission that he is in the tank already for Trump on the trial rules, is a flat violation of the oath he will take as a juror. If a jury foreman in a murder trial was found to have worked closely with the defense he would be prosecuted.
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) December 13, 2019
Mitch McConnell has already said there's "no chance" Trump will be removed from office and is coordinating with Trump’s legal team ahead of the trial. https://t.co/FDjjRroteA
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) December 13, 2019
Seems as if @senatemajldr just suffered from premature evaluation by coming to a finish before even getting started. If McConnell is going to announce a finish without going through the steps, the Dems should not join and the House should not send to the Senate. Let this hang!! https://t.co/wXXE195luk
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) December 14, 2019
The most dangerous people to our country is trump & mitch McConnell we have to vote Republicans out of Government they are nothing but criminals liars and cheats the American people is not going to stand for that if they get way with it we can kiss the country we know goodbye!
— Rickey Welson (@Rickey_246) December 14, 2019
President Trump is expected to be fully acquitted in the coming weeks.