The White House is apparently reconsidering a lengthy Senate trial and have instead been considering a short one that will get it over as quickly as possible.
According to The Hill:
The White House is softening its calls for a lengthy Senate impeachment trial that would include several controversial witnesses just as the House prepares to impeach President Trump.
The president and some of his top advisers have indicated publicly in recent days that they are open to a shorter trial in the upper chamber, a view that aligns with multiple Republican senators who have said they hope to quickly acquit Trump if he is impeached in the House.
“Plans are being made. I’m not going to get ahead of the legal strategy just yet, I don’t want to tip our hand,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.”
“The president is weighing especially what is best for the country,” she continued. “If we go into a long trial, is that what’s good for the country? We’re not sure yet.”
Kellyanne Conway did state that the most important part of the Senate trial is allowing President Trump to make his case that he did nothing wrong.