- Mar 14, 2018
When the Democrats vote to impeach (and they will), it's come out that Trump wants a full trial in the Senate rather than the Senate merely dismissing the charges out of hand. Doing so would allow them to call the whistleblower, Schiff, the Bidens, and so forth to testify while allowing the Republicans to further the narrative that the House hearings were a fucking joke. They also want to draw this out well into next year, which would cause several of the Democratic presidential candidates to miss out on campaigning as they would be involved in a Senate trial. I don't think there's a chance in hell Trump gets convicted in the Senate (everyone knows this was a farce to begin with), but it's a ballsy move nonetheless. I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to see Schiff get torn apart on the stand.
White House officials and Republican senators agreed the Senate should not immediately dismiss any articles of impeachment against the president.