Saturday, January 18, 2020

President Trump's impeachment: What are the steps in the Senate trial

A timeline of key points in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial
The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Dec. 18 on two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
It’s now up to a trial in the Senate to determine if those charges — officially called articles — merit removing Trump from the presidency.
The ceremonial start to the third trial of a sitting president began Thursday. Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were tried and acquitted by the Senate in 1868 and 1993, respectively.
The trial resumes Tuesday with senators debating rules for how the trial will be conducted, and the start of opening arguments from House managers and White House lawyers.
Here’s a look at how the process will unfold: What’s already happened
7 managers
Seven House lawmakers, who are called “managers” will prosecute the case against Trump. They brought the articles of impeachment to the full Senate on Jan. 16 and read the charges aloud. From left to right: Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren, Jerrold Nadler, Jason Crow, Val Demings, Sylvia Garcia, Hakeem Jeffries.
Read the rest of the Guide HERE.

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: