McConnell Can Start Impeachment Trial, Delay on Witnesses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to start the trial and postpone a vote on witnesses is modeled after Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial 20 years ago.

  • Published 7 January 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have secured enough Republican votes to start President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial but postpone a decision on witnesses or documents that Democrats want. McConnell is expected to launch the trial as soon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate. She is set to meet late Tuesday with her leadership team. The GOP leader opened the Senate Tuesday morning saying…

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