Senate leader Chuck Schumer announced a schedule late Friday after reaching an agreement with the Republican Party that pushed Trump to postpone the trial to form a legal team and prepare for defense. ..
Mr. Trump will be the first former president to face an impeachment trial after his resignation.
Under the timeline, the House of Representatives will send an impeachment article against Trump late Monday, with the first proceedings on Tuesday, but opening discussions will be pushed in February. This also allows the Senate to confirm President Joe Biden’s cabinet nomination and consider a COVID bailout bill.
“We all want to put this terrible chapter behind the history of our country,” Schumer said of the deadly siege of the Capitol.
“But healing and unity can only be achieved if there is truth and accountability, and that is what this trial offers.”
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