"It's unclear what Pelosi and McConnell may do in their game of constitutional chicken between now and when the House reconvenes in January, but one thing is clear: Trump was impeached", Turley wrote.
Although Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, has not yet transferred the formal articles of impeachment so the Senate can move forward with the case, McConnell has said that he does not plan to be impartial in a future trial.
"And in fairness, when I heard that I was disturbed", Murkowski told Alaskan NBC affiliate KTUU, speaking about McConnell's determination to coordinate with the White House. "To me it means that we have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense, and so when I heard what Leader McConnell has said, I happened to think that further confused the process".
In an interview with Fox News, McConnell said, "Everything I do during this, I'm coordinating with White House counsel".
Asked if he would challenge a subpoena in court if he believed he had no facts to provide that would be relevant, he responded, "The answer is, I don't think that's going to happen to begin with". Trump has been charged with abuse of power and obstructing Congress investigation. He has said he did nothing wrong.
The Republican lawmakers think they will be able to get as many as two Democrats to join them in voting for Trump's acquittal on both impeachment articles, according to The Hill.
Pelosi has said that she will not transmit the articles until she sees "the process that is set forth in the Senate".
Whether or not to call witnesses has been one of the main sticking points between the Democrats and the Republicans in drafting rules for the impeachment proceedings.
However, Trump, the third President in USA history to be impeached, was unlikely to be removed from office because of the Republican control of the Senate.
Former Vice President Joe Biden made some waves Friday evening when he told The Des Moines Register he wouldn't comply with a congressional subpoena to testify in President Trump's upcoming Senate impeachment trial.
The forgone conclusion is that the Republican senators led by Mitch McConnell will not grow a backbone to vote for the Constitution, but will effectively anoint Trump king and allow him to do anything he wants.