Sunday shows - Republicans, Democrats maneuver ahead of House impeachment vote

Republicans and Democrats laid out their final arguments during the political talk shows on Sunday morning ahead of an expected House vote this week on two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE.

The House Judiciary Committee passed the articles late last week on a party-line vote. 

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If passed by the full House, the Republican-controlled Senate would decide whether to remove the president from office. 

Read The Hill's full coverage below:

 

Schiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon Schiff schedules public hearing with US intel chief  Harris calls for Parnas to testify at Senate trial MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump’s potential acquittal in a Senate impeachment trial would not signal a “failure” for House Democrats.
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'In many ways' obstruction of Congress is 'most serious of the articles,' Schiff says
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on Sunday obstruction of Congress may be the "most serious of the articles" of impeachment against President Trump.
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Nadler pushes back on suggestion Democrats have failed their own 'test' on impeachment
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMcConnell locks in schedule for start of impeachment trial Pelosi: Trump's impeachment 'cannot be erased' House to vote Wednesday on sending articles of impeachment to Senate MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday pushed back on the suggestion that Democrats have failed their own “test” on impeachment by not gaining enough support from Republicans.
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Fox News poll: 50 percent of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
A Fox News poll released Sunday found half of Americans say President Trump should be impeached and removed from office.
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Senate Democrat 'gravely concerned' about what Trump might do before election if acquitted
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsDemocrats scramble to rein in Trump's Iran war powers Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims MORE (D-Del.) said Sunday that he is “gravely concerned” about what President Trump might do before the 2020 election if the president is acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial.
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Brown 'disappointed' in GOP colleagues' 'see-no-evil, hear-no-evil attitude'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Democrats launch investigation into Trump tax law regulations Senate approves Trump trade deal with Canada, Mexico Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate implications MORE (D-Ohio) said Sunday he’s “disappointed” in the vast number of Republicans unwilling to put partisan politics aside to evaluate allegations of President Trump’s wrongdoing as part of the ongoing impeachment process.
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Texas Republican: You can oppose impeachment and disagree with 'some of this behavior'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
"This is such a monumental vote using this process of impeachment is one of the most serious things the House of Representatives can do,” Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdHouse Democrats launch effort to register minority voters in key districts Hurd says Democrats, media are being manipulated by Iran Bottom Line MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday.
“My fear is that you weaponize impeachment for political gains in the future."
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Graham says he doesn't need to hear impeachment witnesses: 'I am ready to vote'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment Paul predicts no Republicans will vote to convict Trump Roberts sworn in to preside over Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-S.C.) doubled down on his push for a speedy Senate impeachment trial, saying he doesn’t need to hear from witnesses before taking a vote on whether to convict or acquit President Trump. 
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Cruz says he intends to 'fully' follow impeachment oath
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“I fully intend to follow my oath,” Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSeven things to know about the Trump trial All the frontrunners could survive initial Iowa test Republicans face internal brawl over impeachment witnesses MORE (R-Texas) told ABC’s “This Week” "But the oath of a Senate juror -- it has some similarities to a criminal trial, but it has some differences as well.”
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Trump defender Pam Bondi: White House 'should be working hand in hand' with GOP senators on impeachment
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general who recently joined President Trump's impeachment messaging team, said Sunday that the White House has every right to work with GOP senators in the lead-up to the Senate impeachment trial.
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Durbin: Witnesses to exonerate Trump may not exist
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump's trial a major test for McConnell, Schumer Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall Senators under strict orders to pay attention during weeks-long impeachment trial MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday there may be no witnesses to exonerate President Trump based on the White House’s reluctance to provide evidence as part of the ongoing impeachment probe. 
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Paul: Democrats have 'decided to criminalize politics'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPaul predicts no Republicans will vote to convict Trump Graham on impeachment trial: 'End this crap as quickly as possible' Ocasio-Cortez accuses Rand Paul of taking climate change comments out of context, compares GOP agenda to 'Spaceballs' plot MORE (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Democrats have decided to “criminalize politics” while he defended President Trump against allegations of wrongdoing as the House pushes forward with the impeachment process. 
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Rep. Zeldin: Pelosi 'got rolled by the far left of her conference' on impeachment
By MARTY JOHNSON
 
"I don’t think that [Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon Hillicon Valley: FBI to now notify state officials of cyber breaches | Pelosi rips 'shameful' Facebook | 5G group beefs up lobby team | Spotify unveils playlists for pets Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti on impeachment: 'CNN can see through this nonsense' MORE] brought forth this impeachment because she woke up one day and decided that impeachment was the right thing to do," Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinBoth sides of the aisle call for local, state, federal cooperation on homelessness Trump tweets American flag amid reports of strike against Iranian general House votes to temporarily repeal Trump SALT deduction cap MORE (R-N.Y.) said. "I think that she got rolled by the far left of her conference.
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Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip
By JORDAIN CARNEY 
 
"Well, I don't know what he found, but if he wants to come the Judiciary Committee — Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I'll be glad to talk to you. When it comes to impeachment, I want to base my decision on the record assembled in the House," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said. 
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Fox's Chris Wallace spars with Comey over Horowitz report
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyNYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info Bernie-Hillary echoes seen in Biden-Sanders primary fight Rosenstein on his time in Trump administration: 'We got all the big issues right' MORE sparred with Fox News's Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace: Pelosi plan to force 'McConnell to bow to her will' was a 'total failure' The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment week Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing MORE on Sunday over the results of the Justice Department's inspector general's report on the bureau's investigation into the Trump campaign and whether it cleared the FBI of wrongdoing.
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GOP senator argues that USMCA is a 'complete capitulation to Pelosi'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump's 'due process' remark on guns MORE (R-Penn.) argued on Sunday that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement is a “complete capitulation” to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on trade.
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