(NBC News) The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump begins Tuesday.
President Trump, speaking from Switzerland this morning, once again dismissed the allegations against him.
“The other is just a hoax, it’s the witchhunt that’s been going on for years and frankly it’s disgraceful,” he said.
The trial will begin with a last minute effort to dismss unlikely but new rules delaying a vote on witnesses.
“A trial where there’s no evidence, no existing record, and no new evidence, no witnesses, no documents, that’s not a trial at all, it’s a cover-up,” Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says of the proposed rules.
In a 200 page filing, the president’s legal team asks the senate to speedily reject what they call a “brazenly political” attempt to remove President Trump from office.
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