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Lindsey Graham says the Senate is “not going to split the day” during the trial

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Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer stated that the Home’s article of impeachment shall be delivered to the Senate on Monday, triggering the beginning of the Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

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“I’ve spoken to Speaker Pelosi who knowledgeable me that the articles shall be delivered to the Senate on Monday,” Schumer simply stated on the Senate ground.

The Home’s transmission of the impeachment article on Monday would imply that the Senate trial would start at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday – except the Senate reaches an settlement that may push again the trial itself

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Here is an overview of what would occur subsequent on impeachment, based on a number of Democratic sources. 

  • Monday: The article learn by the managers
  • Tuesday: The presiding officer (possibly Chief Justice Roberts, possibly Patrick Leahy) and members as jurors are sworn in.
  • Wednesday: Arguments might start.

How lengthy will the trial final? That’s an open query. Most imagine it is going to be a shorter trial than in 2020, which lasted 21 days. However it’s going to depend upon questions from senators and whether or not there shall be witnesses or not.

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It’s potential that arguments could possibly be delayed if there’s a deal between Schumer and McConnell.

Additionally, the Senate has to undertake a decision to set the foundations of the trial. That may occur at first of the week. Schumer’s aim is to do that on a bipartisan foundation, however they will undertake it by a easy majority of 51 senators. 

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