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Politics House vote, and on to the Senate: What's next in impeachment

10:12  16 december  2019
10:12  16 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

McConnell: Senate won't take up impeachment trial before Christmas

  McConnell: Senate won't take up impeachment trial before Christmas McConnell and Schumer have yet to negotiate an agreement on the trial.“What is not possible obviously would be to turn to an impeachment trial or to do [the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement] in the Senate before we break for Christmas,” McConnell told reporters, while outlining the Senate’s agenda for the rest of the year.

House Democrats and Republicans were divided on setting rules for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Listen to ‘ The Daily’: A Vote on Impeachment . Hosted by Michael Barbaro, produced by Rachel Quester So what was being voted on Thursday was a resolution to essentially just lay out the rules for the So what happens next is a very passionate 45-minute debate —.

Here’ s what you need to know: What is impeachment ? The Constitution permits Congress to When the full House votes on articles of impeachment , if at least one gets a majority vote , the president Next , the proceedings move to the Senate , which is to hold a trial overseen by the chief justice of the

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump this week after spending the past three months investigating the president's dealings in Ukraine and deciding whether his behavior was grave enough to qualify as high crimes and misdemeanors.

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019.  This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)© Provided by Associated Press The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019. This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote came after a bitter two-day debate in which Democrats said it was their duty to impeach and furious Republicans defended the president and battled over process.

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What ' s next for impeachment ? Full House vote next week on charges against Trump, Senate trial likely. Impeaching Trump equates to nothing more than approving formal charges against him, but is important because it requires the Senate to hold a trial over whether to convict the president of the

What ’ s next in impeachment : House judiciary committee vote . The Senate is expected to hold a weekslong impeachment trial in the opening weeks of 2020. The senators would act as jurors and select House members would act as prosecutors, or impeachment managers.

The articles charge that Trump abused his power and betrayed the nation as he urged Ukraine to investigate his political rivals and withheld military aid to that allied country, as well as a White House meeting for its president.

What's next in impeachment:

HOUSE VOTE

House leaders are preparing for the final impeachment vote just as lawmakers are about to leave for the holiday break. Approval would set up a 2020 trial in the Senate.

Votes on the two articles could come as soon as Wednesday, with a meeting to set debate rules already scheduled for Tuesday. Floor consideration is expected to be much like that of a regular bill.

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Next would come a Senate trial, likely in 2020. The House has been investigating Trump' s dealings with Ukraine. With the Judiciary panel approving the articles of impeachment , the articles are sent to the House floor, where they could immediately be brought up for a vote .

See what House members have said about the articles of impeachment against the president. But in the end, the impeachment of Mr. Trump has proceeded rapidly and on grounds that emerged Impeachment votes by the House Judiciary Committee have brought past presidents to their knees.

The House Judiciary Committee vote was strictly along party lines, and the floor vote is expected to be similar, with a few exceptions. No Republicans have so far signaled that they will support the articles of impeachment, but a small handful of Democrats who represent GOP-leaning districts have said they may join Republicans in voting against them.

IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to name, as soon as this week, a handful of members to argue the Democrats' case in the Senate trial. It's still unclear who these impeachment managers will be, but they are likely to be members of the Judiciary and intelligence committees that took the lead on the case.

The roll call vote recorded by the clerk after the House Judiciary Committee approved the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)© Provided by Associated Press The roll call vote recorded by the clerk after the House Judiciary Committee approved the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pelosi has kept quiet on potential names. But the managers are expected to be from safe Democratic districts, diverse in race and gender and from all parts of the country. It is also likely that the number of impeachment managers will be fewer than 13, the number of GOP managers in President Bill Clinton's 1998 trial.

Schiff: I'd impeach Obama if he did the same as Trump

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The House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 to send the impeachment articles to the House floor for a vote by Christmas. Next would come a Senate trial, likely in The senators would act as jurors and select House members would act as prosecutors, or impeachment managers. The chief justice of the

What ’ s next . The full House vote would then likely occur on Wednesday. Mr. Trump said Friday that he did not have a preference for how the Senate impeachment trial should work, but my colleague Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports that he has privately pushed for a longer process that would give him the

Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler are frontrunners for two of the positions.

THE SENATE TRIAL

If the House approves the charges, as expected, impeachment would then move to a weekslong Senate trial, where senators are jurors and the impeachment managers act as prosecutors. The chief justice of the United States presides over the trial.

If the Senate approves an article of impeachment with a two-thirds vote of “guilty,” the president is convicted and removed from office. If all the articles are rejected - as expected - the president is acquitted.

It is unclear how long the trial will last or exactly how it will be structured. On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed that four witnesses be called, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton. Schumer proposed that the trial begin the week of Jan. 6 and allow for as many as 126 hours of statements, testimony, questions and deliberations, suggesting a trial that could run three weeks or more.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't comment Sunday night on the particulars of Schumer's proposal, which came in a letter to McConnell. Recently he has indicated a preference for a speedy trial without references but has also suggested he would follow the will of the White House.

This is the fourth time in history Congress has moved to impeach a president. If he were convicted by the Senate, Trump would be the first to be removed.

How members of Congress voted on Trump's impeachment .
For the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to impeach a sitting president.The vote on Article One, abuse of power, was 230-197, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by two Democrats. The vote on Article Two, obstruction of Congress, was 229-198, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by three Democrats.

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