House managers accuse McConnell of setting up ‘rigged’ trial | TheHill
“A White House-driven and rigged process, with a truncated schedule designed to go late into the night and further conceal the President’s misconduct, is not what the American people expect or deserve,” the impeachment managers wrote in a statement.
They disputed that McConnell followed the Clinton impeachment model — as the GOP leader said he intended to do — arguing that his resolution rejects the necessity of receiving documents from the White House before the trial starts.
“His resolution deviates sharply from the Clinton precedent — and common sense — in an effort to prevent the full truth of the President’s misconduct from coming to light,” they write. “In the Clinton case, the President provided all of the documents — more than 90,000 pages of them — before the trial took place. McConnell’s resolution rejects that basic necessity.”