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Trump’s Senate impeachment trial begins

By Jordi Bou

January 21, 2020 - In the coming weeks, 100 lawmakers in the U.S. Senate will decide whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office for seeking Ukraine’s intervention in the 2020 presidential race.

The Senate will begin the impeachment trial on Tuesday at 1pm, starting with a vote on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s organizing resolution.

After lawmakers hear from both sides – House prosecutors and White House counsel – and any witnesses, they will be given a full day to deliberate before a vote on conviction is held.

A two-thirds majority is required to convict and oust Mr Trump. Given that Republicans control the 100-seat chamber with a 53-47 majority, the president is widely expected to be acquitted.

PUBLISHED: 17/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images
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