White Home press secretary Stephanie Grisham simply appeared on Fox Information and caught to the identical White Home strains on the potential of having witnesses at trial.
Grisham repeated that President Trump “would love” for witnesses to be known as however shortly added: “Additionally it’s a must to take into consideration govt privilege… This President is definitely making an attempt to guard future presidents in opposition to this type of abuse.”
She criticized Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer, who has repeatedly demanded witnesses, together with at a information convention simply moments in the past. (You possibly can learn extra on that within the put up under this one.)
“It’s not the Senate’s job to scrub up after what the Home did,” she stated.
Some context: Many Republicans have argued that the Home, which carried out the impeachment investigation, ought to have subpoenaed extra witnesses earlier than turning the articles of impeachment over to the Home. Home Democrats argue that with prolonged courtroom battles over subpoenas, the method would have been drawn out till the 2020 election.
Grisham stated she “hopes” the trial is over by subsequent Friday. She wouldn’t get into the preparations the Trump authorized staff has made for his or her opening argument, however stated, “They’re very effectively ready, and so they have a really robust case.”