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Trump impeachment trial to begin in mid-February,- media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mitch McConnell is proposing to give former President Donald Trump two weeks to prepare his legal case for his impeachment trial
11:18, 22 January 2021

Associated Press

Former President Donald Trump’s US Senate impeachment trial is likely to begin sometime around mid-February, Republican Senator Mike Braun told reporters on Thursday, Reuters reports.

According to Politico, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to give former President Donald Trump two weeks to prepare his legal case for his impeachment trial, arguing that the Senate cannot "short-circuit the due process" that Trump deserves. 

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McConnell told Republican senators that he would propose to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that the former president have until early-February to prepare his case, according to three people briefed on a conference call Thursday.

The trial would start in mid-February under the timeline, though Schumer has not yet accepted the deal.

Earlier, on January 14 it became known that Donald Trump got impeached for the second time during his career; thus, he became the first US president ever to be impeached twice.

"Lawmakers supporting impeachment say Trump was responsible for inciting a mob of supporters that stormed the Capitol Building last week. The resolution to impeach passed by 232 to 197. Ten Republicans joined 222 Democrats in voting for impeachment", reads the news piece.

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