The trial of US President Donald Trump's dismissal process is due to begin next Monday, US Senate Republican Party leader Mitch McConnell said in Washington today.
According to the Kentucky state senator, quoted by France-Presse, "preliminary steps" such as the inauguration of senators before US Supreme Court President John Roberts could take place later this week. .
The impeachment trial of Republican Donald Trump will be conducted by John Roberts, but it will be the senators acting as judges before the lawyers chosen by the US head of state.
House of Representatives leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House will vote on Wednesday to send Senate two articles to dismiss Trump, electing prosecutors for the US President's political trial.
Nancy Pelosi said Democrats were ready to approve, for the most part, the sending of these two articles of dismissal to the Senate, accusing Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
"The House will vote on Wednesday, January 15, the transmission of charges" against the US President, the House of Representatives leader said in a statement after a closed meeting with her parliamentary group.
The House leader added that Democrats will also elect representatives who will serve as prosecutors in the impeachment process so that Donald Trump's political trial can be initiated in the Senate.
Donald Trump is accused of pressuring President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the activity of his political opponent Joe Biden's son with a Ukrainian company involved in a corruption case, in a move that the House of Representatives says constitutes an act of misuse of power, as well as attempting to obstruct Congressional investigation of these facts.
On December 18, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives approved two articles of dismissal on these charges, making Donald Trump the third US president to be subject to impeachment proceedings.
Democrats have been postponing the process, but Trump will now be politically tried in the Senate, where it will take a 2/3 majority vote to remove him from office, an unlikely scenario under Republican control in the upper house of Congress. .
Democrats call for new witnesses at the political trial, including former national security adviser John Bolton, who has already been available to testify in the Senate, and Trump's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.
However, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has already said he refuses to accept new witnesses in the lawsuit, which he wants to be resolved quickly, calling for the union of his party senators to expedite the rejection of the articles of dismissal.
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