Friday, January 10, 2020

President Trump impeachment trial will start next week, McConnell tells Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans during a private lunch Thursday to expect President Trump’s impeachment trial to begin next week.
Three GOP senators said the Kentucky Republican warned lawmakers during the lunch that they should not expect to be able to go home next weekend, indicating that the long-delayed trial will be underway, The Hill reported.
Proceedings have been delayed because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to send over the two articles of impeachment passed by the House on Dec. 18.
LINK: McConnell signs on to Hawley resolution to 
dismiss impeachment charges without trial
But she said earlier Thursday that the articles — charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — would soon be on their way to the upper chamber.
“I’m not holding them indefinitely. I’ll send them over and that will probably be soon. I think we should move smartly and strategically,” the California Democrat told reporters at her weekly press briefing.
Her words encouraged McConnell to set a date, senators in the lunch meeting said.
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