An “immediate” trial has been demanded in the senate by Donald Trump after the impeachment process was left in chaos as Democrats refused to send over the charges.
Senate Republicans have been told by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to provide details on witnesses and testimony before she sends over the articles for the president’s trial.
As confusion over the fate of the US leader continued to increase on Thursday night; Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s majority leader, later declared the process remained “at an impasse”.
Mr Trump has reacted to Ms Pelosi’s stance on Twitter, since her actions also led to Trump’s impeachment on Wednesday, making him the third president in US history to be impeached in the House of Representatives,
The tweet read: “The Dem’s case is so bad that they don’t even want to go to trial,” the president wrote as he finish a furious rant on the social media platform.
“So after the Democrats gave me no Due Process in the House, no lawyers, no witnesses, no nothing, they now want to tell the Senate how to run their trial.
“Actually, they have zero proof of anything; they will never even show up. They want out. I want an immediate trial!”
So far, a negotiation on the contours of an agreement on running the rare Senate impeachment trial was expected to start in January.