First Day Of President Trump’s Impeachment Trial: Is There A Cover-Up?
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Today, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Senate will vote to start President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial with a resolution that sets up the rules of the trial, including how long it will last and how long everyone has to speak. Each side will get a set amount of hours to present its case for or against the president. There has not been any agreement regarding witnesses or documents. According to Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, “It does not prescribe the process for a fair trial…This resembles nothing like Clinton’s proceedings… This is the process for a rigged trial…“
President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Impeachment does not mean that the president has been removed from office. In the next phase, the Senate must hold a trial to make that determination. A Senate impeachment trial has happened only two other times in American history and once in the modern era. At the center of the Democrats’ case is that Trump sought to withhold military assistance and an Oval Office meeting until Ukraine announced investigations into former vice president Joe Biden and his son, in the video “WATCH LIVE, Impeachment trial of President Trump resumes in Senate“, below:
Sen. Mitch McConell‘s Proposed Rules:
- 24 hours for each side over days (later changed to 24 hours over 3 days)
- 16 hours for questions
- Motion to dismiss at any time
- 4 hours of debate on witnesses and documents
- later added: evidence would automatically be included in the records in the Senate, although members may later take out the evidence if members want to strike it from the records.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed the resolution laying out the rules of President Trump’s impeachment trial shortly before it began. The changes were hand-written into the resolution, which was first released last night, in the video “McConnell changes impeachment rule after GOP senators insist“, below:
The impeachment organizing resolution text from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gives House impeachment managers and the President’s legal team 24 hours each to make their opening arguments over two days. CNN’s Phil Mattingly reports, in the video “CNN obtains proposed Senate impeachment rules for trial“, below:
McConnell changes impeachment trial rule after GOP senators insisted: McConnell revised the proposed rules, allowing 3 days for each side to make opening arguments.
The House impeachment managers hold a press conference ahead of the Senate trial, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, in the video “Schiff, House managers respond to McConnell’s impeachment process” below:
The first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate is set to get underway at Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., marking just the third time a president has faced removal from office in U.S. history, in the video : “Watch Live, Impeachment trial: Senate proceedings set to begin as rules come into focus“, below:
The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump begins Tuesday, Jan. 21 as Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts presides over the U.S. Senate. Sessions are expected to begin at 1 p.m. ET and run into the early evening, in the video “Fox News Live: Senate impeachment trial of President Trump“, below:
The ABC News’ video “Impeachment Trial: Watch LIVE Senate Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump day one“, below:
The House impeachment managers hold a press conference ahead of the Senate trial, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, in the video “Schiff, House managers respond to McConnell’s impeachment process” & “Adam Schiff Slams Impeachment Rules: ‘This Is The Process For A Rigged Trial’, MSNBC“, such that Impeachment Manager Senator Adam Schiff, D-Calif., slammed the impeachment rules announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling the process different from the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton below:
Former Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says that she thinks Sen. Susan Collins will break today on impeachment witnesses, in the video “Fmr. Sen. Claire McCaskill: ‘Susan Collins Will Break Today’ On Impeachment Witnesses, MSNBC“, below:
Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe explains his role in the Senate impeachment trial after being appointed to the president’s defense team, in the video “Ratcliffe: This impeachment is an assault on due process“, below:
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, discusses Mitch McConnell’s rules for the president’s impeachment trial in the Senate, saying the GOP is so afraid of facts coming out they want facts presented in the early hours of the morning, in the video “Senator Schumer: Everything In These Impeachment Trial Rules Is Rigged, Morning Joe, MSNBC“, below:
Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Mitch McConnell’s proposed rules for the Senate’s impeachment trial of Donald Trump is more designed to hide the facts of the case from the American people than to get at the truth in a fair way, in the video “McConnell’s Impeachment Rules Designed To Hide The Fact: Katyal, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC“, below
My fellow Americans, let’s call/email/text our Senators in all 50 states to make sure that they will vote in favor of including witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial, for it is not a real trial without pertinent witnesses and documents.
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