That's what I'm trying to figure out what MrX is getting at.
Mitch had already said he hoped for a speedy trial.
Then MrX say "summarily dismiss"
So can you have a trial and then dismiss the charges?
... He asks Sandrock - about "after the senate trial" ...?
I remember President Clinton's Senate Trial, which ended in acquittal.
On February 12, 1999, the five-week impeachment trial of Bill Clinton comes to an end, with the Senate voting to acquit the president on both articles of impeachment: perjury and obstruction of justice.
All through the trail, there were Senators who scorned the proceedings, and could not wait to render a verdict. I could tell which way they were going to vote, from the start, anyone could. And they predictably voted for acquittal.
There were actual instances if President Clinton, committing perjury, and he still walked.
In the case of President Trump, there is not any evidence of any crime. So when Senate gets the articles, Senator McConnell can simply declare that there is no evidence. If he does, there won't be a trial. It will die right there. And that is what I mean by summary dismissal.