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Senate formally accepts articles of impeachment from House

3 days 17 hours 37 minutes ago Thursday, January 16 2020 Jan 16, 2020 January 16, 2020 12:04 PM January 16, 2020 in News
Source: ABC News
Nancy Pelosi with Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler Photo: ABC

The Senate formally accepted the articles of impeachment against President Trump from key members of the House, Thursday morning, shortly after 11 a.m. (CST).

The completion of this ceremonial process officially makes Mr. Trump the third U.S. President in history to go on trial. 

After the managers silently made their way across the Capitol to present the articles, Lead House impeachment manager, Adam Schiff,  presented the documents.

>>Click here to read the articles.<< 

Schiff read the articles of impeachment, which labeled the President "a threat to national security" and deemed his conduct as warranting "removal from office."   

After this, the House managers were dismissed and left the Senate chamber. 

With the articles "exhibited," Chief Justice John Roberts will now travel from the Supreme Court to be sworn in to preside over the Senate impeachment trial. 

Roberts will be sworn in by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, the president pro tempore and the Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21. 

ABC News reports that all senators are likely to be in attendance for the duration of the trial, which is anticipated to continue for two or three weeks. 

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