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Trump impeachment: Senate trial delayed until next month

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2021-01-24 07:34

Mr. Trump's term ended on Wednesday and he left Washington, snubbing his successor Joe Biden's inauguration. (Photo by=Getty Images)

[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump will begin next month under an agreement reached between Senate Democrats and Republicans. According to BBC, House of Representatives Democrats will send the charge of "inciting insurrection" to the Senate on Monday.

But arguments will not begin until the week of 8 February, allowing Mr Trump's lawyers two weeks to build a defense. Democrats accuse the ex-president of instigating the deadly 6 January riot at the US Capitol. The House last week paved the way for the Senate proceedings by charging Mr. Trump with inciting the violence, which left five people dead.

His second impeachment trial will begin almost exactly a year after the Senate acquitted him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. That case related to accusations he pressured Ukraine to help smear Joe Biden and his son. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said on Friday that the House would deliver the impeachment article - or charge - on Monday. Meanwhile, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's office said he was glad Mr. Schumer had agreed to his request for more time during the pre-trial phase, and that the trial itself would begin on 9 February.



 

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