Trump’s impeachment trial gets underway in Senate

House impeachment prosecutors presented the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate chamber on Thursday, reading the charges aloud. The presentation marked the formal beginning of Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate, after the House voted 223-198 on Wednesday to send the articles to the second chamber of Congress.

Reps. Adam Schiff ( D-Calif. ), Jerrold Nadler ( D-Calif. ), Hakeem Jeffries ( D-N.Y .), Zoe Lofgren ( D-Calif. ), Val Demings ( D-Fla. ), Jason Crow ( D-Colo. ), and Sylvia Garcia ( D-Texas ) are the impeachment managers.

They will present the evidence against Trump. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts later administered an oath for the senators to deliver “impartial justice” after the arguments begin on Jan. 21.

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