• GOP group put up billboard in Times Square
  • Schumer says McConnell approach to impeachment is "out of line"
  • Giuliani says he has proof of Trump innocense

Not all Republicans apparently are onboard with the Senate leadership when it comes to impeachment. Republicans for the Rule of Law Monday put up a billboard in Times Square in New York asking: “What is Trump hiding?”

The ad features President Trump with his finger in his mouth and four current and former administration officials with their mouths duct taped, and comes as the House gears up this week for a vote on two articles of impeachment accusing the president of abusing the power of his office for personal gain and obstructing the congressional investigation of his actions.

The billboard, which also is being featured in a dozen Republican-controlled districts, reads: “What is Trump hiding? America needs the whole truth.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he would coordinate closely with the White House over how an impeachment trial will be conducted and favors getting through the process quickly since there’s “no chance” Trump would be convicted and removed from office.

In addition to Times Square, the ads went up in districts represented by GOP Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, John Katko of New York, Martha Roby and Mo Brooks of Alabama, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, Greg Walden of Oregon, Michael McCaul of Texas, and Paul Mitchell of Michigan.

Nebraska Republican state Sen. John McCollister took issue with Trump’s assertion that the GOP is united against impeachment.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized McConnell’s approach to the impeachment process as “totally out of line.” He had written a letter to the majority leader requesting a series of witnesses but the request was rejected by McConnell, who said if Democrats wanted to call witnesses, they should have waited for court decisions to compel that testimony during the House investigation.

Democrats had subpoenaed such high Trump administration figures as Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton but opted against waiting for court rulings on whether they had to comply.

Trump supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will conduct Trump’s trial, said during the weekend he wouldn’t even “pretend to be a fair juror here” – no matter what evidence is presented.

Meanwhile, Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani took to Twitter to say he has documents to prove Trump’s innocence and alleged wrongdoing by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. He also accused ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch of lying in her testimony before House impeachment investigators.