Trump impeachment trial to start next week

An impeachment trial against Donald Trump will begin on Tuesday, after the articles of impeachment were formerly delivered to the US Senate..

The House of Representatives voted largely on party lines in December for the impeachment trial, with 228 Democrats voting in favour, and one Democrat joining 192 Republicans to vote against.

Although Mr Trump is expected to be acquitted of the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, because the Republicans control the Senate, he is still required to face a trial.

The US president is accused of abusing his office by asking the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of his political rival Joe Biden.

The two U.S House of Representatives articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump await the signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) before an engrossment ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Image:The impeachment articles awaiting signature

Here we go again, another Con Job by the Do Nothing Democrats. All of this work was supposed to be done by the House, not the Senate!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2020

Articles of impeachment were signed by the speaker of the House of Representatives and then marched into the Senate by the House prosecutors, in the “engrossment procedure”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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