McConnell locks in schedule for start of impeachment trial

TheHill | 1/15/2020 | Jordain Carney
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has officially locked in the schedule for the first few days of the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump after the House formally notified the chamber that it had appointed managers.

McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor, set up an agreement for the House managers to return to the Senate on Thursday at noon to formally present the articles of impeachment. The two articles are also expected to be read from the floor on Thursday.

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Chief Justice John Roberts, under the deal which passed the Senate by unanimous consent, will arrive at 2 p.m. on Thursday when he will be sworn in to preside over the trial. Roberts will then swear in all 100 senators.

"For the information of all senators, a few minutes ago, the Senate was notified that the House of Representatives is finally ready to proceed with their articles of impeachment. So by unanimous consent, we have just laid some of the groundwork that will structure the next several days," McConnell said the Senate floor.

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House staff and impeachment managers were closely followed as they walked across the Capitol on Wednesday evening to kick start the Senate trial, delivering a message announcing that the House had appointed managers to present the impeachment articles. House Democrats say they also handed over the articles.

The seven managers...
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