US Senate to pause Trump impeachment trial for Sabbath

Source : 112 Ukraine

Jewish Sabbath lasts from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday
20:03, 8 February 2021

The US Senate has decided to pause former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial from Friday evening to Saturday evening this week to honor a request by a Trump attorney who observes the Jewish Sabbath. This was stated by spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer as Reuters reports.

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“We respect their request and of course will accommodate it,” Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman said.

Trump attorney David Schoen sent a letter to Schumer and other top senators on Tuesday requesting impeachment proceedings be paused during the Sabbath, which lasts from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Work is prohibited during this time. 

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Earlier, Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives on January 13 approved a charge that he incited an insurrection in a violent rampage in the Capitol a week earlier.

As we repororted, Donald Trump resigned from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He announced his decision in a letter immediately after it became known that they were planning to expel him.

"Who cares! ... I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice — to name just a few!" Trump wrote to SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris in a letter.

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