House Impeachment Managers FOLD, deciding not to call witnesses after President Trump’s legal team announces they will call in Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
House impeachment managers, President Trump‘s legal team and top senators “struck a deal” on Saturday to avoid witness depositions in his WITCH HUNT impeachment trial avoiding a potentially weeks-long drama sparked by an 11th-hour request by Democrats to depose a Republican congresswoman. Despite winning a key vote, Democrats backed down and decided not to call in witness.
After winning a key vote to call witnesses, Democrats back down and decide to call no witnesses at Trump's impeachment trial.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) February 13, 2021
The deal allowed for a statement by GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler to be read into the record without the congresswoman or anyone else being deposed as a formal witness.
The compromise allows for the trial potentially to end on Saturday as was initially expected. Closing arguments have begun.
Democrats realize they don’t have the 67 Senate votes to convict President Trump. Now they are discussing new legislation to prevent him from holding office again.
They claim he was the worst President ever, yet are absolutely terrified he would win if he ran again in 2024.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 13, 2021
Trump is expected to be acquitted of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in a mostly party-line vote.
The lefts tune changed really fast when they learned Trump’s attorneys had over 300 witnesses. Starting with Nancy Pelosi.
— Jess 🇺🇸 (@jessiprincey) February 13, 2021
As previously reported by 100% FED Up, the Trump legal team requested to call in Speaker Pelosi and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to testify before the US Senate.
NEW: Source with Trump legal team says any move by Dems to call witnesses would get "real ugly, real quick."
"The first two witnesses that we would call would be Nancy Pelosi and Muriel Bowser And they can explain why they rejected additional security and national guard help."
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 13, 2021
“I’m gonna slap subpoenas on a good number of people,” Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen said, adding he would like to hold 100 depositions if any witnesses are called.
CNN reports that former President Trump's legal team is prepared to call OVER 300 witnesses. pic.twitter.com/2LqmkUmrio
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) February 13, 2021
“Do not limit the number of witnesses that I can have,” he said.
Jason Miller, a Trump spokesman, said the defense team has a list of 301 witnesses –and counting.
It is well known that Pelosi, Bowser and Mitch McConnell refused to increase security on January 6th for the US Capitol.
Oh snap, these are some damn good *receipts.*https://t.co/JhkVn6fssg
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 13, 2021
Senator Ted Cruz agreed this morning that the Trump legal team will call in Speaker Pelosi to testify along with Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Following this announcement, the House Impeachment Managers backed off from calling witnesses.
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