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Politics Senate trial of Trump nears, as Pelosi prepares to send impeachment resolution Monday

20:11  22 january  2021
20:11  22 january  2021 Source:   news.yahoo.com

The House just passed a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment

  The House just passed a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment Pence has already said he won’t be invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump — but Tuesday’s vote picked up bipartisan support.House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 223-205 to approve a resolution from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) that urges Vice President Mike Pence to use the process outlined in the 25th Amendment to force Trump to step down. One Republican — Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) — voted in favor of the resolution alongside Democrats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the article of impeachment against Donald Trump will be sent to the Senate soon, triggering the start of his trial The article accuses Trump of inciting insurrection for stoking a crowd of his supporters on Jan. 6 who then stormed the Capitol in a riot that left five people

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she is 'ready' to send the Trump impeachment article to the Senate but is waiting for answers on "Speaker Pelosi will determine when she will send the articles over. Leader McConnell and I are trying to come up with a bipartisan agreement on how to

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that she will send the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, beginning a process that will lead to his second Senate trial.

The House approved the measure a week before Trump left office, charging him with incitement of insurrection, related to the deadly riot and occupation of the Capitol by his supporters on Jan. 6. Ten Republicans joined the Democratic majority in voting for the resolution.

“There will be a trial,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday in a speech on the Senate floor. “It will be a full trial. It will be a fair trial.

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Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sought to use them as leverage to force the Senate Republican leadership to accept their They also pointed to Pelosi holding a vote to approve the trade deal with Mexico and Canada a day after the impeachment , and inviting Trump to

MORE: Trump 's impeachment trial : How we got here, what happens next and what to watch. "By selecting this particular batch of managers, the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slams Democrats as they debate impeachment resolution to send the articles of impeachment to the

“Senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the insurrection against the United States.”

Trump is the first president ever to be impeached twice, and the first to face an impeachment trial after leaving office. A conviction — which would require a two-thirds vote in the Senate — would be mostly symbolic at this point, but the Senate could vote to bar him from holding federal office again, ruling out a return to the presidency in 2024.

While the transmission of the article to the Senate sets in motion the preparations for a trial, the exact timing remains up in the air.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had proposed delaying the start of Trump’s impeachment trial until February to give the former president time to prepare his defense.

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President Trump is the third president in history to be impeached , but the House has not yet sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate . The latest: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she's preparing to send the impeachment articles to the Senate next week to start the trial of President

Pelosi will send articles of impeachment to Senate next week. "I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint Friday's letter sets up the prospect of a multiweek impeachment trial of Trump to begin in the

The Biden administration has signaled it will leave the timing of a trial up to Congress, but does not want it to interfere with the new president’s agenda, such as confirming his Cabinet nominees or the next round of coronavirus relief.

a statue of a man wearing a suit and tie: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach President Trump for a second time, on Jan. 13. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) © Provided by Yahoo! News House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach President Trump for a second time, on Jan. 13. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Trump began to assemble his defense team this week, hiring South Carolina attorney Butch Bowers, who previously served as counsel to former South Carolina Govs. Nikki Haley and Mark Sanford, both Republicans. Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he would not be able to represent the former president at the trial, citing his own participation in the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol.

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who assisted in Trump’s defense in his first impeachment trial last year, also declined to participate, calling it a “show trial” and telling the Boston Globe that “this is political theater, and I’m neither a politician nor an actor.”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kept the plans to begin the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump close to the vest on A source familiar with the planning said Pelosi could send the article of impeachment to the Senate as early as Friday. The single article charges Trump

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is reviewing a request from Republicans to put off the start of former President Donald Trump 's impeachment trial until mid-February, a Schumer spokesman said Thursday. Republicans argued that Trump needed time to prepare a defense

Trump’s ever-shifting relationships with Senate Republicans will play a big role in the outcome. With the Senate tied 50-50, at least 17 Republicans would have to join all the Democrats to clear the bar for conviction. McConnell, who has had an apparent falling-out with Trump over the ex-president’s efforts to overturn the results of the election, has said he is undecided and told his GOP colleagues that it will be a vote of conscience.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned fellow Senate Republicans earlier this week that the party would take revenge on those who vote against the former president.

“If you’re wanting to erase Donald Trump from the party, you’re going to get erased,” Graham said Wednesday on Fox News.

That’s a remarkable change from hours after the riot, when Graham said on the Senate floor that his relationship with Trump had come to an end.

“Trump and I, we’ve had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way,” Graham said. “But today, first thing you’ll see — all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough.”

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House Democrats plan to focus impeachment trial on how rioters reacted to Trump’s remarks .
The impeachment managers and their advisers have scoured social media sites as they seek to build a case that the former president incited his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol. With solemn looks on their mask-covered faces, the nine House impeachment managers walked over to the Senate shortly after 7 p.m. Monday to deliver the article against Trump, setting in motion his second Senate impeachment trial.

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