In-depth: A timeline of key points in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial.
A timeline of key points in President Trump's Senate impeachment trialJim Sergent, Veronica Bravo, and Ramon Padilla, USA TODAY 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. Chief Justice Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in and will preside over the the trial. The Senate “I do,” the members of the full Senate affirmed to an oath read by Roberts. Oath the 100 senators take Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, president of the United States now pending, you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help you God? What's next The trial begins Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will reopen the trial at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The first order of business will likely be to set the rules of the trial. Key questions will be: How many hours does each side have to make their case? Will additional witnesses be allowed? Rules decided A 51-vote majority will decide the rules, so the 53-Republican majority could control the direction of the trial. House managers present case Trump is accused of soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 election by asking Ukraine to investigate his political rival. During a July 25 phone call, Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Hunter once sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. Trump attorneys present defense From left to right: Pat Cippilone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr, Robert Ray, Pam Bondi, Patrick Philbin, not pictured: Michael Purpura and Jane Raskin. More on Trump's team . President Trump’s defense is unclear. The White House didn’t participate in the House hearings, forbidding staffers from testifying. Regardless, Trump has said he did nothing improper and has called the impeachment inquiry a "hoax." Senators are not allowed to speak during the trial. After the two sides make their arguments, senators will likely be able to ask questions in writing, which Roberts would read. The House managers and Trump’s defense present closing arguments. Decision time for senators The senators could call for closed session to discuss the evidence or discuss options such as censure that would leave Trump in office, but voice Congress’ concerns with his actions. The votes The senators will vote on both articles of impeachment. A two-thirds majority of the Senate would be required to convict and remove Trump, which is unlikely in the chamber where Republicans outnumber Democrats 53 to 47. The verdict Read more: USA TODAY
SenateGOP REMOVE Donald J Trump from the office of the President Total exoneration even without romney As an outsider, this 'impeachment' nonsense is like a cheap, political gameshow, where the guest family wish they had never applied. They had nothing, they came with nothing, and they'll be making their own way home - with nothing.
Point One: No Crime Sanders advisor has been sharing a clip that seems to suggest Biden agreeing with former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in wanting to cut Social Security and Medicaid. It’s fake. Donald LIES ALL the TIME and the DUMBFUCKS believe him What about Nashua, NH government? When do they go to trial for vandalism, murder, attempted murder and accessory to murder of all seven continents of people and animals.
‘We the people’ need to know about all those others involved like mike pence, pompeo. And see that they are punished for their behaviors. Can’t wait till this dem hoax is over
Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump officially beginsThe third Senate impeachment trial of a US president in history convened on Thursday with the reading of the two impeachment articles charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. This will set a new standard of revenge politics. The next Dem Prez better hope they have the House & Senate or they WILL be removed from office. This was stupid and partisan and will only end badly. But you can't see it, you're too happy because 'you finally got him'. Morons Lies. They are delusional and hate Trump more than they care about Americans. Schiff lied and rewrote the transcript 🤡 And now the Senate will do the right thing..toss that weak impeachment shit straight to the curb 👍 Thanks for 4 more years 😂 maga kag prolife scotus will be 7-2 checkmate 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
What a SHAM... this GARBAGE only GUARANTEES a Trump2020Landslide TRAVESTY DJT: Resign already. If you don’t, the 🌊 in 2020 will dwarf the one of 2018, which you alone are completely responsible for. This impeachment is as much a ‘hoax’ as the tidal 🌊 of 2018 was a hoax. Such a confident picture . Giddy images?
Mmmmmm. It's my favorite Ice Cream flavor! 'Peach Mint' Why watch? I already know the ending. Trump is aquitted and re-elected. The End. A big, much-to-do about nothing 🤦🏻♂️ Also his trial Won’t start until next Tuesday. Extra Also-/ Will be voted upon at it’s end, found not guilty by the Senate. 🇺🇸 Carry on— Have a good day 💯👋
Legal arguments. For what. Was there any law broken. No matter what the Senate does, Trump is still IMPEACHED FOR ETERNITY. He is so shamed and disgraced.
Senate kicks off historic Trump impeachment trialChief Justice John Roberts was sworn in by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the Senate’s president pro tempore, for the the upper chamber's impeachment trial. He will then swear in all 100 senators, where they will take an oath to do “impartial justice” Suggesting that the crimes of Democrats be investigated is illegal because it prevents them from interfering in our elections and overturning the will of the people 🙄👌🏻 That foreign leader said he did not. END OF STORY!
how can something that has yet to start resume? do better usa today Step 1 LOCK HIM UP!!! Step 2 make mayors Pete PRESIDWNT!!!! Step 3 celebrate good times come on
What to expect from a Trump Senate impeachment trialAli Velshi talks about what President Trump’s trial could look like with Michael Conway, a counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the Nixon impeachment inquiry, and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. CariCorbett100 God this is like pre-game sports talk ONE WEEK BEFORE A GAME. Good Lord GIVE IT A REST. Just do your jobs AND REPORT NEWS. Stop hyping it and speculating. Isn't there any other news worth reporting
U.S. House sends Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trialThe U.S. House of Representatives names the prosecution team who will prosecute the impeachment case against President Donald Trump 'These seven individuals will walk into a meat grinder and be able to accomplish approximately zero of their goals, but god damn it, we're going to let them try...Oh and we wanted to make sure Bernie and Lizzo were off the campaign trail. K thx bye!' Hey Trump !!!
Senate to accept articles Thursday as Trump impeachment trial set to beginThe Senate is expected to officially accept the articles of impeachment Thursday. This “trial” is a joke. However, after Trump loses in November, the DOJ is going to see that he experiences one that isn’t Democrats are desperate.
Watch: Senate hears articles of impeachment against President Donald TrumpThe Senate is slated to hear the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, marking the start of the historic trial. ahhh yeah