Schiff says delaying articles holds McConnell, GOP moderates accountable on witnesses - abcnews.go.com

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...House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on ABC's "The View" on Monday he hopes moderate Republicans in the Senate will push Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow witnesses to testify in President Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial.

...On whether former Vice President Joe or his son, Hunter Biden, should have to testify, Schiff said the impeachment trial should focus on questions around the president's conduct with Ukraine and that the Bidens don't have insight to the president's decisions.

..."There's been no factual basis for these allegations against Joe Biden, no factual basis. That is a Russian propaganda talking point. To ask the Senate to do these investigations that the president fraudulently sought to get Ukraine to conduct would merely turn the Senate trial on its head. Now, that's something that the president would love but that's not a fair trial. That's a sham trial."

...On Iran, Schiff said the intelligence he's been briefed on doesn't justify the president's decision to kill Iran's top general, Qassem Solemaini, in a drone strike.

...In a tweet Monday morning, President Trump insisted that he was acting to prevent an imminent attack in ordering the killing of Soleimani but then in the next sentence argues that it "Really doesn't matter" because of Soleimani's "Horrible past!" Trump misspelled "Imminent" as "Eminent."

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