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Senate Votes In Trump Impeachment Trial; Mitt Romney Announces Vote To Remove President Trump; Senate Acquits President Trump. Aired 4-4:30p ET

Aired February 5, 2020 - 16:00   ET

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SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): The framers built the Senate to keep the temporary rage from doing permanent damage to our republic.

That, Mr. President, is what we will do when we end this precedent- breaking impeachment.

I hope we will look back on this vote and say this was the day the fever began to break.

I hope that we will not say, this was just the beginning.

I ask unanimous consent the Senate to stand in recess, subject to the call of the chair.

SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): Without objection, the Senate stands in recess, subject to the call of the chair.

JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: I'm Jake Tapper. And I'm here with Wolf Blitzer and our panel.

And we are talking about this moment in history. We are expecting any moment Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring up the articles of impeachment.

We assume, as of now, that there will be a vote to acquit President Trump. As of right now, it looks as though the votes are basically 52 Republican senators will all vote to acquit President Trump, and 47 Democratic senators and one Republican senator, Mitt Romney, will vote to remove President Trump from office.

That's on the first article of impeachment.

Mitt Romney will be the first U.S. senator in the history of the United States to vote to remove from office a president from his same party.

And let's bring in our panel.

Jeff Toobin, before we heard from Mitch McConnell, we were wondering how the Democrats -- there were two Democrats that had not announced how they were going to vote -- Kyrsten Sinema from red Arizona and Joe Manchin from red West Virginia, how they were going to vote, and they are both voting to convict and remove President Trump.

Are you surprised?

JEFFREY TOOBIN, CNN SENIOR LEGAL ANALYST: Well, yes, I am a little surprised, actually.

And I'm certainly surprised by the way Mitt Romney expressed himself. I think, if you compare the three impeachment processes of our lifetime, in the '70s with Nixon, the -- Clinton in the late '90s, and now, you see the decline -- the rise of partisanship.

In each of the impeachments, you have fewer defections from one party to the other. I mean, it was in the House -- in the House. And you saw it was Republicans who essentially forced Nixon's resignation, the famous meeting where Barry Goldwater, Hugh Scott, and John Rhodes went to the president.

Here, we are talking about bipartisanship because one out of 100 senators is voting against his party. And I think that is indicative of the nature of the partisan world...

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TAPPER: Hold on one second.

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WOLF BLITZER, CNN HOST: There will be two roll calls, one on each article of impeachment.

But Manu Raju is up on Capitol Hill getting some more information.

Manu, as we await the start of this formal procedure on the Senate floor, what are you learning?

MANU RAJU, CNN SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes.

We expect all Democrats to actually vote to convict the president on both charges, that after Joe Manchin just made his announcement, the West Virginia Democrat, that he would vote to convict the president on both obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

He had not said what he would do up until a few moments ago. And then Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat, also who just won an election, her first race in 2018, announced that she also would vote to convict the president on both charges.

And there had been some questions earlier about Doug Jones, the Alabama Democrat, him too also will vote to convict. So this is going to be straight party-line. The Democrats are going to vote in -- with their party to remove the president on both charges.

Of course, as you guys have been mentioning, Mitt Romney making a surprise announcement, being the one senator in his entire body who will break ranks. And talking to a number of Republican senators, the question has been whether or not there will be any retribution for him whatsoever. And most Republicans are saying there simply will not be, that he's a senator that can do essentially what he wants.

It's up to his constituents to vote him back into office. So they don't expect any retribution within the Senate Republican Conference. They do say -- they say that, ultimately, that's going to be up to the voters. We will see how the president reacts.

But they're not going to do anything to push him out, certainly, him of course, being a former presidential nominee of this party, but a lot of these Republicans, guys, are surprised. Some of them are saying they're disappointed by Mitt Romney's decision, but him being the one senator in this entire body planning to break ranks.

So, will see this 52-48 vote on obstruction -- on abuse of power.

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TAPPER: OK. Thank you, Manu.

Let's listen.

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RAJU: ... party line on the second.

JOHN ROBERTS, CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: If there's no objection, the journal of proceedings of the trial are approved to date. The deputy sergeant-at-arms will make the proclamation.

CLERK: Hear ye, hear ye. All persons are commanded to keep silence on pain of imprisonment while the Senate of the United States is sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives against Donald John Trump, president of the United States.

As a reminder to everyone in the chamber, as well as those in the galleries, demonstrations of approval or disapproval are prohibited.

JOHN ROBERTS, CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: The majority leader is recognized.

MCCONNELL: Mr. Chief Justice, the Senate is now ready to vote on the articles of impeachment. And after that is done, we will adjourn the court of impeachment.

The clerk will now read the first article of impeachment.

CLERK: Article one, abuse of power.

The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives -- quote -- "shall have the sole power of impeachment" -- unquote -- and that the president -- quote -- "shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors" -- close quote.

In his conduct of the office of president of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of president of the United States, and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Donald J. Trump has abused the powers of the presidency, in that, using the powers of his office, President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States presidential election.

He did so through a scheme or course of conduct that included soliciting the government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations that would benefit his reelection, harm the election prospects of a political opponent, and influence the 2020 United States presidential election to his advantage.

President Trump also sought to pressure the government of Ukraine to take these steps by conditioning official United States government acts of significant value to Ukraine on its public announcement of the investigations.

President Trump engaged in this scheme or course of conduct for corrupt purposes, in pursuit of personal political benefit. In doing so, President Trump used the powers of the presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the United States and undermined the integrity of the United States' democratic process. He thus ignored and injured the interests of the nation.

President Trump engaged in this scheme or course of conduct through the following means. One, President Trump, acting both directly and through his agents within and outside the United States government, corruptly solicited the government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations into, A, a political opponent, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and, B, a discredited theory promoted by Russia, alleging that Ukraine, rather than Russia, interfered in the 2016 United States presidential election.

Two, with the same corrupt motives, President Trump, acting both directly and through his agents within the outside of the United States Government, conditioned two official acts on the public announcements that he had requested, A, the release of $391 million of United States taxpayer funds that Congress had appropriated on a bipartisan basis for the purpose of providing vital military and security assistance to Ukraine to oppose Russian aggression, and which President Trump had ordered suspended; and, B, a head-of-state meeting at the White House, which the president of Ukraine sought to demonstrate continued United States support for the government of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

Three, faced with the public revelation of his actions, President Trump ultimately released the military and security assistance to the government of Ukraine and has persisted in openly and corruptly urging and soliciting Ukraine to undertake investigations for his personal political benefit. These actions were consistent with President Trump's previous

invitations of foreign interference in United States elections. In all of this, President Trump abused the powers of the presidency by ignoring and injuring national security and other vital national interests to obtain an improper personal political benefit. He has also betrayed the nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections.

Wherefore President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law.

President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.

ROBERTS: Each senator, when his or her name is called, will stand in his or her place and vote guilty or not guilty, as required by Rule 23 of the Senate Rules on Impeachment. Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 of the Constitution, regarding the vote required for conviction on impeachment provides that no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present.

The question is on the first article of impeachment, senators, how say you? Is the respondent Donald John Trump guilty or not guilty? A roll call vote is required. The clerk will call the role.

CLERK: Mr. Alexander.

SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Alexander, not guilty.

Ms. Baldwin.

SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-WI): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Baldwin, guilty.

Mr. Barrasso.

SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Barrasso, not guilty.

Mr. Bennet.

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-CO), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Bennet, guilty.

Ms. Blackburn.

SEN. MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN): Not guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Blackburn, not guilty.

Mr. Blumenthal.

SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Blumenthal, guilty.

Mr. Blunt.

SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-MO): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Blunt, not guilty.

Mr. Booker?

SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Booker, guilty.

Mr. Boozman?

SEN. JOHN BOOZMAN (R-AR): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Boozman, not guilty.

Mr. Braun?

SEN. MIKE BRAUN (R-IN): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Braun, not guilty.

Mr. Brown?

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-OH): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Brown, guilty.

Mr. Burr?

SEN. RICHARD BURR (R-NC): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Burr, not guilty.

Ms. Cantwell?

SEN. MARIA CANTWELL (D-WA): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Cantwell, guilty.

Mrs. Capito.

SEN. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO (R-WV): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Capito, not guilty.

Mr. Cardin. SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-MD): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Cardin, guilty.

Mr. Carper.

SEN. TOM CARPER (D-DE): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Carper, guilty.

Mr. Casey.

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-PA): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Casey, guilty.

Mr. Cassidy.

SEN. BILL CASSIDY (R-LA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Cassidy, not guilty.

Ms. Collins.

SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-ME): Not guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Collins, not guilty.

Mr. Coons.

SEN. CHRIS COONS (D-DE): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Coons, guilty.

Mr. Cornyn.

SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Cornyn, not guilty.

Ms. Cortez Masto.

SEN. CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO (D-NV): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Cortez Masto, guilty.

Mr. Cotton.

SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Cotton, not guilty.

Mr. Cramer.

SEN. KEVIN CRAMER (R-ND): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Cramer, not guilty.

Mr. Crapo.

SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Crapo, not guilty.

Mr. Cruz.

SEN. TED CRUZ (R), TEXAS: Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Cruz, not guilty.

Mr. Daines.

SEN. STEVE DAINES (R-MT): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Daines, not guilty.

Ms. Duckworth.

SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Duckworth, guilty.

Mr. Durbin.

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN (D-IL): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Durbin, guilty.

Mr. Enzi.

SEN. MICHAEL B. ENZI (R-WY): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Enzi, not guilty.

Ms. Ernst.

SEN. JONI ERNST (R-IA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Ernst, not guilty.

Mrs. Feinstein.

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): Guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Feinstein, guilty.

Mrs. Fischer.

SEN. DEB FISCHER (R-NE): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Fischer, not guilty.

Mr. Gardner. SEN. CORY GARDNER (R-CO): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Gardner, not guilty.

Mrs. Gillibrand.

SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): Guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Gillibrand, guilty.

Mr. Graham.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Graham, not guilty..

Mr. Grassley.

SEN. CHARLES GRASSLEY (R-IA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Grassley, not guilty.

Ms. Harris.

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Harris, guilty.

Ms. Hassan.

SEN. MAGGIE HASSAN (D-NH): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Hassan, guilty.

Mr. Hawley.

SEN. JOSH HAWLEY (R-MO): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Hawley, not guilty.

Mr. Heinrich.

SEN. MARTIN HEINRICH (D-NM): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Heinrich, guilty.

Ms. Hirono.

SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Hirono, guilty.

Mr. Hoeven.

SEN. JOHN HOEVEN (R-ND): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Hoeven, not guilty.

Mrs. Hyde-Smith.

SEN. CINDY HYDE-SMITH (R-MS): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Hyde-Smith, not guilty.

Mr. Inhofe.

SEN. JAMES INHOFE (R-OK): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Inhofe, not guilty.

Mr. Johnson.

SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Johnson, not guilty.

Mr. Jones.

SEN. DOUG JONES (D-AL): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Jones, guilty.

Mr. Kaine.

SEN. TIM KAINE (D-VA): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Kaine, guilty.

Mr. Kennedy.

SEN. JOHN KENNEDY (R-LA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Kennedy, not guilty.

Mr. King.

SEN. ANGUS KING (I-ME): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. King, guilty.

Ms. Klobuchar.

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Klobuchar, guilty.

Mr. Lankford.

SEN. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Lankford, not guilty.

Mr. Leahy. SEN. PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Leahy, guilty..

Mr. Lee.

SEN. MIKE LEE (R-UT): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Lee, not guilty.

Mrs. Loeffler.

SEN. KELLY LOEFFLER (R-GA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Loeffler, not guilty.

Mr. Manchin.

SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Manchin, guilty.

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CLERK: Mr. Markey?

SEN. ED MARKEY (D-MA): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Markey, guilty.

Mr. McConnell?

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. McConnell, not guilty.

Ms. McSally?

SEN. MARTHA MCSALLY (R-AZ): Not guilty.

CLERK: Ms. McSally, not guilty.

Mr. Menendez?

SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Menendez, guilty.

Mr. Merkley?

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-OR): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Merkley, guilty.

Mr. Moran?

SEN. JERRY MORAN (R-KS): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Moran, not guilty.

Ms. Murkowski?

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI (R-AK): Not guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Murkowski, not guilty.

Mr. Murphy?

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Murphy, guilty.

Mrs. Murray?

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): Guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Murray, guilty.

Mr. Paul?

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Paul, not guilty.

Mr. Perdue?

SEN. DAVID PERDUE (R-GA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Perdue, not guilty.

Mr. Peters?

SEN. GARY PETERS (D-MI): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Peters, guilty.

Mr. Portman?

SEN. ROB PORTMAN (R-OH): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Portman, not guilty.

Mr. Reed?

SEN. JACK REED (D-RI): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Reed, guilty.

Mr. Risch?

SEN. JAMES RISCH (R-ID): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Risch, not guilty. Mr. Roberts?

SEN. PAT ROBERTS (R-KS): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Roberts, not guilty.

Mr. Romney?

SEN. MITT ROMNEY (R-UT): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Romney, guilty.

Ms. Rosen?

SEN. JACKY ROSEN (D-NV): Ms. Rosen, guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Rounds?

SEN. MIKE ROUNDS (R-SD): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Rounds, not guilty.

Mr. Rubio?

SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Rubio, not guilty.

Mr. Sanders?

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Sanders, guilty.

Mr. Sasse?

SEN. BEN SASSE (R-NE): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Sasse, not guilty.

Mr. Schatz?

SEN. BRIAN SCHATZ (D-HI): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Schatz, guilty.

Mr. Schumer?

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Schumer, guilty.

Mr. Scott of Florida?

SEN. RICK SCOTT (R-FL): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Scott of Florida, not guilty.

Ms. Scott of South Carolina?

SEN. TIM SCOTT (R-SC): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Scott of South Carolina, not guilty.

Mrs. Shaheen?

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-NH): Guilty.

CLERK: Mrs. Shaheen, guilty.

Mr. Shelby?

SEN. RICHARD SHELBY (R-AL): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Shelby, not guilty.

Ms. Sinema?

SEN. KYRSTEN SINEMA (D-AZ): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Sinema, guilty.

Ms. Smith?

Sen. TINA SMITH (D-MN): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Smith, guilty.

Ms. Stabenow?

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Stabenow, guilty.

SEN. DAN SULLIVAN (R-AK): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Sullivan, not guilty.

Mr. Tester?

SEN. JON TESTER (D-MT): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Tester, guilty.

Mr. Thune?

SEN. JOHN THUNE (R-SD): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Thune, not guilty.

Mr. Tillis?

SEN. THOM TILLIS (R-NC): Not guilty. CLERK: Mr. Tillis, not guilty.

Mr. Toomey?

SEN. PAT TOOMEY (R-PA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Toomey, not guilty.

Mr. Udall?

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-NM): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Udall, guilty.

Mr. Van Hollen?

SEN. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN (D-MD): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Van Hollen, guilty.

Mr. Warner?

SEN. MARK WARNER (D-VA): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Warner, guilty.

Ms. Warren?

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA): Guilty.

CLERK: Ms. Warren, guilty.

Mr. Whitehouse?

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Whitehouse, guilty.

Mr. Wicker?

SEN. ROGER WICKER (R-MI): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Wicker, not guilty.

Mr. Wyden?

SEN. RON WYDEN (D-OH): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Wyden, guilty.

Mr. Young?

SEN. TODD YOUNG (R-IN): Not guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Young, not guilty.

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JOHN ROBERTS, CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES: This article of impeachment, 48 senators have pronounced Donald John Trump, president of the United States, guilty as charged, 52 senators have announced him not guilty as charged. Two thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty, the Senate judges that the respondent, Donald John Trump, president of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the first article of impeachment.

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The clerk will read the second article of impeachment.

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CLERK: Article two, obstruction of Congress.

The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment, and that the presidential shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

In his conduct of the Office of the President of the United States and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of the president of the United States and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws that be faithfully executed Donald j. Trump has directed the unprecedented, categorical and indiscriminant defiance of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives pursuant to its sole power of impeachment.

President Trump has abused the powers of the presidency in a manner offensive to, and subversive of the Constitution in that the House of Representatives has engaged in an impeachment inquiry focused on President Trump's corrupt solicitation of the government of Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 United States presidential election.

As part of this impeachment inquiry, the committees undertaking the investigation served subpoenas, seeking documents and testimony deemed vital to the inquiry from executive various branch, agencies and offices and current and former officials. In response, without lawful cause or excuse, President Trump directed executive branch agencies, offices and officials not to comply with those subpoenas.

President Trump thus interposed the powers of the presidency against the lawful subpoenas of the House of Representatives and assume to himself functions and judgments necessary to the exercise of the sole power of impeachment vested by the Constitution in the House of Representatives.

President Trump abused the powers of the high office through the following means. One, directing the White House to defy a lawful subpoena by withholding the production of documents sought therein by the committees. Two, directing other executive branch agencies and offices to defy the lawful subpoenas and withhold the production of documents and records from the committees and in response to which the Department of State, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Energy and Department of Defense refused to produce a single document or record.

Three, directing current and former executive branch officials not to cooperate with the committees in response to which nine administration officials defied subpoenas for testimony, namely John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney, Robert B. Blair, John A. Eisenberg, Michael Ellis, Preston Wells Griffith, Russell T. Vought, Michael Duffey, Brian McCormack, and T. Ulrich Brechbuhl.

These actions were consistent with President Trump's previous efforts to undermine the United States government investigations into foreign interference in the United States elections.

Through these actions, President Trump sought to irrigate to himself the try to determine the proprieties, scoop and nature of an impeachment inquiry into his own conduct, as well as the unilateral prerogative to deny any and all information to the House of Representatives in the exercise of its sole power of impeachment.

In the history of the republic, no president has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the House of Representatives to investigate high crimes and misdemeanors. This abuse of office sought to cover up the president's own repeated misconduct and to seize and control the power of impeachment, and thus to nullify a vital constitutional safeguard vested solely in the House of Representatives.

In all of this, President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of the constitutional government and to the great prejudice to the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury to the people of the United States, wherefore President Trump by such conduct has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the Constitution if allowed to remain in office and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with the self-governance and the rule of law. President thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.

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ROBERTS: The question is on the second article of impeachment. Senators, how say you? Is the respondent Donald J. Trump guilty or not guilty?

The clerk will call the roll.

CLERK: Mr. Alexander?

SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Baldwin? SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-WI): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Barrasso?

SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): Not.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Bennet?

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-CO): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mrs. Blackburn?

SEN. MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Blumenthal?

SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Blunt?

SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-MO): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Booker?

SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NY): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Boozman?

SEN. JOHN BOOZMAN (R-AR): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Braun?

SEN. MIKE BRAUN (R-IN): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Brown?

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-OH): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Burr?

SEN. RICHARD BURR (R-NC): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Cantwell?

SEN. MARIA CANTWELL (D-WA): (INAUDIBLE)

CLERK: Guilty.

Ms. Capito?

SEN. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO (R-WV): Not.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Cardin?

Guilty.

Mr. Carper?

SEN. TOM CARPER (D-DE): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Casey?

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-PA); Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Cassidy?

SEN. BILL CASSIDY (R-LA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Collins?

SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-ME): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Coons?

SEN. CHRIS COONS (D-DE): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Cornyn?

SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): Not guilty. CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Cortez Masto?

SEN. CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO (D-NV): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Cotton?

SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Cramer?

SEN. KEVIN CRAMER (R-NC): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Crapo?

SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Cruz?

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Daines?

SEN. STEVE DAINES (R-MO): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Duckworth?

SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Durbin?

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Enzi?

SEN. MICHAEL ENZI (R-WY): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Ernst?

SEN. JONI ERNST (R-IA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Feinstein?

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Ms. Fischer?

SEN. DEB FISCHER (R-NE): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Gardner?

SEN. CORY GARDNER (R-CO): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Gillibrand?

SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Graham?

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Grassley?

SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): (INAUDIBLE)

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Harris?

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Ms. Hassan?

SEN. MAGGIE HASSAN (D-NH): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Hawley?

SEN. JOSH HAWLEY (R-MO): Not guilty. CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Heinrich?

SEN. MARTIN HEINRICH (D-NM): (INAUDIBLE)

CLERK: Guilty.

Ms. Hirono?

SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Hoeven?

SEN. JOHN HOEVEN (R-ND): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Hyde-Smith?

SEN. CINDY HYDE-SMITY (R-MI): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Inhofe?

SEN. JIM INHOFE (R-OK): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Johnson?

SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Jones?

SEN. DOUG JONES (D-AL): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Kaine?

SEN. TIM KAINE (D-VA): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Kennedy?

SEN. JOHN KENNEDY (R-LA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. King?

SEN. ANGUS KING (I-ME): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Ms. Klobuchar?

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): Guilty.

CLERK: Mr. Lankford?

SEN. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Leahy?

SEN. PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Lee?

SEN. MIKE LEE (R-UT): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. Loeffler?

SEN. KELLY LOEFLLER (R-GA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Manchin?

SEN. JOHN MANCHIN (D-WV): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Markey?

SEN. ED MARKEY (D-MA): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. McConnell?

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Ms. McSally?

SEN. MARTHA MCSALLY (R-AZ): Not guilty.

Mr. Menendez? SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Merkley?

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-OR): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Moran?

SEN. JERRY MORAN (R-KS): Not guilty.

Ms. Murkowski?

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI (R-AK): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Murphy?

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mrs. Murray?

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Paul?

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Perdue?

SEN. DAVID PERDUE (R-GA): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Peters?

SEN. GARY PETERS (D-MI): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Portman.

SEN. ROB PORTMAN (R-OH): Not guilty.

CLERK: Not guilty.

Mr. Reed?

SEN. JACK REED (D-RI): Guilty.

CLERK: Guilty.

Mr. Risch?