The Senate formally initiated the political trial against Donald Trump on Thursday, a few hours after the official documents of the case were delivered by the House of Representatives Committee.
After hearing the articles of the impeachment in front of the room, read by the members of the House of Representatives and that a commission accompanied the head of the Supreme Court of Justice to the palace, the trial that will probably last a couple was initiated. of months, the CNN news network reported.
Within the folder that was integrated by the lower house and delivered to the Senate include public and private evidence of violations of the law by the president that form the basis of this process against him, said Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff .RELATED
The first article by which Trump will be tried is for abuse of power and the second is the obstruction of the work of the congress, so the request of the president and his team, with his knowledge, that the Ukrainian government should interfere in the United States elections, Schiff reported to the Senate.
This presentation does not mean that the full trial is taking place today, rather it is the order that the procedure indicates and that it has only been applied to three presidents, including Donald Trump, as is the case of Nixon, in 1974 and Clinton in 1998.
The majority leader in the House of Representatives and who coordinated the discussion in her chamber, Nancy Pelosi, today asked the Senators not to ignore the documentation sent and consider it in the discussion, remembering that this morning the office of Government Accounting accused the president of committing illegal acts for retaining resources labeled to send military aid to Ukraine.
From this moment the senators are obliged to remain in their places and not introduce any extra reading or element, such as electronics, whether computers, tablets or cell phones, that can distract them from the political trial in which they must deliberate.
Donald Trump is found guilty for retaining military aid to Ukraine; 214 million dollars were earmarked for this purpose https://t.co/j6KZhHWsvZ
– Indigo Report (@Indigo_Report) January 16, 2020
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