Schumer says Trump’s impeachment trial will begin Feb. 9


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Friday that former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will begin on Feb. 9.

“For the information of all senators, the house managers will come to read the article of impeachment at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25,” Schumer said. “Members will then be sworn in the next day, Tuesday, Jan. 26. After that, 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.”

“During that period, the Senate will continue to do other business for the American people, such as Cabinet nominations and the COVID-relief bill, which would provide relief for millions of Americans who are suffering during this pandemic,” Schumer added. “Then, once the briefs are drafted, presentations by the parties will commence the week of Feb. 8.”

“The Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, incited by Donald J. Trump, was a day none of us will ever forget. We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us. But healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability. And that is what this trial will provide.”

Schumer said that during that period, the Senate will continue to take up President Biden’s Cabinet nominations and work toward a COVID-19 relief bill.

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