Transcript for The impeachment standoff on Capitol Hill
Now to the latest move in the impeachment standoff on capitol hill. House speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing she'll send the articles to the senate next week after a three-week delay. The third impeachment trial in history about to begin. David Wright with more. Reporter: Tonight speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to be ready to end a three-week stalemate, and finally transmit the articles of impeachment approved last month by the house. Are you satisfied, madam speaker, that there will be a fair trial in the senate? No. Reporter: Senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell says it's about time. He's determined to bring the process to a quick conclusion. Look, the senate is supposed to be the chamber where overheated partisan passions give way to sober judgment. Reporter: Pelosi and senate Democrats had sought to pressure senate Republicans into calling additional witnesses. But Mcconnell refuses to budge. Documents, documentation, witnesses, facts, truth -- that's what they're afraid of. Reporter: Today president trump accused house Democrats of failing to prove their case. Quote, despite the most unfair and biased hearings in the history of congress, now they demand fairness, he scoffed. Speaking to Fox News Friday, trump hinted he'd fight any efforts to subpoena former national security advisor John Bolton. Are you invoking executive privilege? Well, I think you have to for the sake of the office. I would love everybody to testify. I like Mick to testify. I like Mike Pompeo to testify. I like Rick Perry to testify. I want everybody, but there are things you can't do from the standpoint of executive privilege. Reporter: So here's our best sense of the time table. Democrats plan to discuss it after that they'll appoint managers for the case and transmit the articles to the senate. Mitch Mcconnell says he's ready to go, so the soonest an
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