In the broadest view, the senate rules of impeachment first accept the articles and then forward the articles to the Senate Judiciary committee for review. I believe it is here that the “trial” that President Trump wants can and should occur. It would be during this “review” that I believe the President’s legal team should be granted the same rights that the House Judiciary committee were granted and also limit the House managers to the same rules that were afforded to the President during the House impeachment hearings.
After all, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. It would force the Dems to defend their one sided approach.
This is correct. And if/when the articles are presented, McConnell has the sole power to DENY them. To return them and the Managers back to the House. No votes needed. No hearings, no nothing.