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Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Added 01-22-21 06:57:02pm EST - “The Senate will start President Trump's second impeachment trial during the week of Feb. 8,? Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) announced on Friday.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Senate will start President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism MORE's second impeachment trial during the week of Feb. 8, Democratic Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerNRSC chair says he'll back GOP incumbents against Trump primary challengers Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader US Chamber of Commerce to Biden, Congress: Business community 'ready to help' MORE (N.Y.) announced on Friday.

"Both the House managers and the defense will have a period of time to draft their legal briefs just as they did in previous trials. ... Once the briefs are drafted, the presentation by the parties will commence the week of Feb. 8," Schumer said from the Senate floor.

JUST IN: The impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is set to begin the week of February 8th pic.twitter.com/78bWC3liNk

Schumer's announcement comes after he disclosed earlier Friday that the House article of impeachment will be delivered to the Senate on Monday.

Under the agreement between Schumer and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial McConnell proposes postponing impeachment trial until February For Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief MORE (Ky.), the article will be read at 7 p.m. on Monday. Senators will be sworn in Tuesday and a summons will be issued to Trump.

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