Constitutional law attorney: McConnell not ‘jury-rigging’ by coordinating with White House on impeachment trial

A constitutional law attorney argued the outrage over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking “cues” from the White House on a Senate impeachment trial is overblown.

Jenna Ellis, who is a senior legal adviser for the Trump 2020 campaign, said, “Not at all,” when asked if the critics, some of whom are calling on McConnell to recuse himself from the process, have a point.

“The trial, in terms of the process constitutionally, is up to the Senate, and this is different than a traditional judicial forum. This is what we would call a quasi-judicial forum,” Ellis said Friday on Fox News. “So, for Mitch McConnell, that doesn’t mean that he’s
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