Trump’s Impeachment Trial Underway with Reading of Charges

The events, unfolding during an election year as President Trump seeks another term, will be a test not only of his presidency but also of the nation's three branches of power and its system of checks and balances.

  • Published 16 January 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, with House Democrats reading the formal charges in the chamber ahead of the swearing in of all 100 senators as jurors for only the third trial to remove a president in U.S. history. “Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!" said the Senate's sergeant at arms, calling the proceedings to order. Seven lawmakers prosecuting the charges, led by Rep. Adam Schiff of… Read at AP News