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Senate kicks off historic Trump impeachment trial

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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is now underway.

"The Senate will receive the managers of the House of Representatives to exhibit the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, president of the United States,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday at the start to the proceeding to formally begin the trial.

The seven Democratic House managers who will argue the case for removing President Donald Trump from office then formally presented the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

The managers, appointed on Wednesday by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, entered the Senate chamber with solemn expressions, accompanied by the Senate Sergeant at Arms. After entering the Senate chamber, the Sergeant at Arms presented the impeachment managers. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead impeachment manager, then read aloud the articles of impeachment.

"President Trump used the powers of the presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the United States and undermined the integrity of the United States democratic process," Schiff read.


© Politico