Chief Justice John Roberts led the swearing in of senators yesterday, officially kicking off the start of the senate impeachment trial. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin on Tuesday.
Capitol Hill is preparing to undergo the next step in the impeachment process. The House voted to send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate earlier this week. The House prosecution team, led by House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, will present their case as to why the impeachment of President Donald Trump is valid and convince Republican senators to allow the inclusion of new documents and witnesses to the trial. Trump’s team will be led by White House counsel Pat Cippolone, and will include Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr. Chief Justice Roberts will preside over the trial. Senator Mitch McConnell has stated his desire for the trial to be a short process, but Democrats have been pushing for the presentation of witnesses. With the historic trial on slate to begin Tuesday with opening arguments, there will be a lot to watch out for as we move into this next phase of impeachment.
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With files from the Associated Press