Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Yesterday, United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed a vote will be held today to decide whether to submit two articles of impeachment, passed against President Donald Trump, to the U.S. Senate.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, has indicated the trial could possibly commence on Tuesday, January 21, subject to agreement on the procedures to be followed. McConnell has expressed a preference to proceed similarly to the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1998.
Pelosi also mentioned the House will appoint as yet unnamed impeachment managers to conduct the prosecution in the trial. "The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial." Pelosi said. Additionally, the House must allocate money for the trial.
On December 18, the House passed two articles of impeachment. The first charged President Trump with abuse of power, and the second accused him of obstruction of Congress.
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"US House of Representatives impeaches President Trump" — Wikinews, December 21, 2019
== Sources ==
Brian Naylor, Kelsey Snell, Susan Davis. "House To Vote Wednesday To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate" — NPR, January 14, 2020
Christina Wilkie. "Pelosi says House will send Trump impeachment articles to the Senate Wednesday" — CNBC, January 14, 2020
Heather Cathleen and Burgess Everett. "Pelosi and McConnell finally break impeachment impasse" — Politico, January 14, 2020
Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju. "House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump" — CNN, December 19, 2019