Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not even pretending that Republicans will take the charges against President Donald Trump seriously in a Senate impeachment trial, telling Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night that there’s “no chance” he will be removed from office.

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the two articles of impeachment against Trump on Friday, and then they would be voted on by the full House.

Trump is charged with abuse of power and obstructing Congress stemming from his attempt to bribe Ukraine into starting a sham investigation against his political rival ahead of the 2020 Election.

There is overwhelming evidence for Trump’s crimes along with damning witness testimony, yet Senate Republicans are hell-bent on ignoring all of it to acquit him.

Of course, Trump is demanding a show trial in which Republicans call witnesses he demands, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and former Vice-President Joe Biden. But despite earlier reports indicating that Senate Republicans won’t allow such a circus to take place, McConnell told Hannity that he is coordinating with Trump and has basically handed him control of the proceedings, effectively rejecting the checks and balances and separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution.

“Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House Counsel,” McConnell said. “There will be no difference between the President’s position and our position as to how to handle this. We’ll be working through this process, hopefully in a fairly short period of time, in total coordination with the White House Counsel’s Office and the people representing the President in the well of the Senate.”

“The case is so darn weak coming over from the House,” he continued. “We all know how it’s going to end. There is no chance the president is going to be removed from office.”

Here’s the video via YouTube:

The only reason it would end that way is if Senate Republicans totally ignore the evidence and testimony and make a purely political decision to protect Trump, which is clearly what they intend to do. McConnell’s remarks stunned legal and ethics experts alike.

Clearly, Senate Republicans don’t care about doing their duty to the country and the Constitution. They are owned by Trump, and McConnell is proudly admitting it on national television.

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