‘Weasel’ McConnell blasted for lying in his Senate impeachment speech about following the Clinton precedent
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) falsely claimed on Tuesday that his proposed impeachment trial rules are the same rules that were used in former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial -- and he's getting raked over the coals for it.


Attorney Neal Katyal in particular called out McConnell for not issuing any guarantee about securing documents in witnesses for the trial that could offer more insight into President Donald Trump's actions.

"He will do anything, and say anything, to try to prevent the American people from learning the truth," Katyal wrote of McConnell. "It should be simple -- if the President’s behavior was perfect and beautiful, why are they so afraid of documents and witnesses?"

Other political observers had less charitable analyses of McConnell's opening speech -- and one even called him a "lying weasel."

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