'Impeachment' Is Missing In Donald Trump's State Of The Union Address
The word "impeachment" is not in US President Donald Trump's third State of the Union address, according to the White House deputy press secretary Gidley.
The president is expected to address economy, work-family issues, health care costs, immigration, and national security, according to a senior administration official. Trump will not be the first US president to deliver a State of the Union address in the middle of a Senate impeachment trial.
The 100 members of the Senate have been sitting silently for 6 days listening to impassioned arguments for and against Trump's removal from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Democrats have been pressing for the Senate to subpoena Bolton, who was fired by Trump in September, after reports that his upcoming White House tell-all book corroborates the abuse-of-power impeachment charge against the president over his dealings with Ukraine.
After a month-long proceeding, final votes on articles of impeachment against Trump will be held Wednesday afternoon in the Republican-controlled Senate amid wide expectations that Trump will be acquitted.
The House, controlled by Democrats, impeached Trump in December last year for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, charges that the White House has refused.
Democrats are hoping their arguments will at least persuade some Republicans, who hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, to support their call to issue subpoenas next week for four top current and former Trump aides to testify, and for internal White House records about the Ukraine affair.