Transcript for Trump begins new year fending off Democrats and attempting to win a 2nd term
To politics now, and what will no doubt be a historic 2020. President trump begins the year hopeful to fend off Democrats and win a second term, but not before facing a senate impeachment trial, which he took fresh shots at during a new year's eve appearance at mar-a-lago. His personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, also weighing in, saying he'd be willing to testify and would love to try the case. This, as another senate Republican suggests he's open to hearing from witnesses. ABC's Kyra Phillips is in Florida. Reporter: Tonight, a new year and an impeachment trial looming, but the president, kicking off 2020 in mar-a-lago, sounding optimistic. As far as I'm concerned, I'd be very happy with the trial, because we did nothing wrong. Reporter: The key question for senators -- will that trial include witnesses as Democrats have been pushing for? Republican senator Susan Collins now says she is "Open to witnesses." And she's taking issue with the senate majority leader. It inappropriate, in my judgment, for senators on either side of the aisle to prejudge the evidence. Reporter: Collins is the second Republican senator to criticize Mcconnell after he vowed to work in "Total coordination" with the white house on the president's trial. As fell will Republican Lisa more cow ski said she was "Disturbed" when she heard that. The president has one eager witness, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who ushered in the new year at the president's bash here in Florida. The man at the center of the Ukraine controversy telling me he's willing to testify and more. Does the president want you to testify in the trial? Would you testify in the trial? I would testify. I would do demonstrations. I'd give lectures. I'd give summations. Or I'd do what I'd do best, I'd try the case. I'd love to try the case. He'd love to try the case, he says. Kyra Phillips back with us from west palm beach, Florida. And Kyra, the senate is due back next week, but no indication of when the impeachment trial might Reporter: That's the big question now, whit, as we begin the new year. When or even if a senate trial will take place. House speaker Nancy Pelosi still hangingnly those articles of impeachment and has given no indication of a timetable for sending them to the senate and right now there's no meeting for senate leaders on the schedule. A lot to come in the new year, whit. That's for sure. Kyra Phillips, thank you. Next tonight, the wildfire
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