How Trump’s Senate impeachment trial will work step by step ,
The House voted Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump So what will that trial look like? And how might it work?
To the Senate after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named seven managers who will act as prosecutors in the upcoming trial — just the third such trial in American history. Some of it will look familiar. A 1986 Senate resolution — “Procedure and Guidelines for Impeachment Trials in ,
The United States Senate” — lays out some of the ground rules. Others will be determined on the fly. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would like it to look a lot like the impeachment trial against President Bill Clinton in 1999.
Donald Trump, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.” “I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of ,
Each senator will then sign his or her name in a book attesting to the oath. That includes McConnell, who has been openly coordinating with White House counsel and said last month he had already made up his mind that Trump is innocent.
“I’m not an impartial juror,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters. “There is not anything judicial about it. Impeachment is a political decision … I’m not impartial about this at all.”
The Senate must then send a summons notifying Trump of the charges against him and ask for his formal reply in writing by a yet-to-be determined time. If Trump or his attorneys fail to answer the charges,