A full impeachment trial on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump will show the House Democrats' case against him is "very weak," Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said Tuesday.
"I think it's a trial where the president for the first time will have his defense counsel asking questions, potentially asking for depositions of the whistleblower and others that we haven't seen any sort of records on," Tillis told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
He added he believes Trump wants his case to be heard, and that will undermine the Democrats' claims on what is a "very weak case, one that certainly doesn't rise to the Senate convening as a jury and then considering the removal of the president of the United States."
Tillis also commented on Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report about the FBI's investigation into Trump's 2016 campaign, saying that while many Democrats have "dismissed it" there are several matters of concern.
"This is about a two-year investigation, tens of millions of dollars being spent," Tillis said. "You would have expected this investigation to be an A-plus. But we do see some lapses that we will cover in the committee, and I suspect it won't be the last committee we hear on it."
The oversight process will begin Wednesday, but will likely continue through the first part of the year, Tillis said.
"It looks like in many instances people were a little bit less than focused on some of the information that they used as a basis for going forward with the warrants," he added.
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