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House Transmits Article of Impeachment Against Trump to the Senate

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House Transmits Article of Impeachment Against Trump to the Senate

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The House of Representatives late Monday transmitted an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate. House prosecutors delivered the sole “incitement of insurrection” impeachment charge in a ceremonial walk across the Capitol to the Senate. The move, out of formality, sets the stage for preparations ahead of the trial that alleges Trump incited an insurrection that resulted in riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. House Democrats voted to impeach Trump on Jan. 13, with every Democrat voting in favor of impeachment, and 10 House Republicans joining. Initial proceedings start on Tuesday, but opening arguments will be pushed to February. The Senate is expected to start a trial on Feb. 9 on the article of impeachment. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Friday that there will be “a full trial,” and “it will be a fair trial.” A number of Republican lawmakers have objected to the impeachment, some …

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