WATCH: Historic impeachment trial of Trump begins in the Senate

At 12 p.m. Eastern, the House impeachment managers will walk across the Capitol to the Senate side for the exhibition of the articles. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff will then read the two articles of impeachment against Trump on the Senate floor. Later, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who will preside over the trial, will swear in the senators as jurors. The trial will likely start next week.

On Jan. 15, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signed the articles at a ceremony in the Capitol, hours after she named a team of managers led by Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

At the center of the Democrats’ case is that Trump sought to withhold military assistance and an Oval Office meeting until Ukraine announced investigations into former vice president Joe Biden and his son. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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48 thoughts on “WATCH: Historic impeachment trial of Trump begins in the Senate

  1. Hardly democratic when democrats are trying to kick him out and republicans want to keep him. They already know how they are going to vote at the end of the trial. Just like Trial of Chief Justice Roberts. If you want a fair democratic trial, you need to do it like a real juror trial with independent voters and electors not in government. People in comment section are all biased and stupid like senators in the trial. They are all Democrats (Liberal) or Republicans (Conservative).

  2. I trust the Sergeant General more than all the patriotic wannabes. He told them straight! “If you speak, you will be imprisoned.” I bet Jordan and Collins be here and see if they can shut up. And I’m thinking this is the same person who will pull Trump outta WH if he is removed.

  3. Very good analysis and talking points of what may happen concerning the impeachment trial. Yes, everything must make sense now or be thrown out, dismissed. Now we'll see how excellently our form of government works and not just spin on the news but real work.

  4. I live in America, on planet earth. I speak and understand English. I can read. My hearing and eyesight are excellent. Knowing that I can read and understand the English language, it is very clear to me that, the actions taken today by members of Congress is demanded under the law. There is strong evidence that trump, members of his administration with the aid of his attorney attempted to bribe the President of Ukraine by withholding funds allocated for his country. AND THEN THERE IS CLEAR EVIDENCE OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

  5. "…we represent the lollypop guild, the lollypop guild, the lollypop guild…and we wish to welcome you to munchkinland (D.C.) as mayor (representatives-managers) of munchkin city(House) in the county(impeachmentville) of the land of OZ(deranged and unhinged minds of prayerful pelosi,shifty schiff,nonadsgonads,maxiewhut, and fill in any applicable dems) regally(NOT!)—and legally(REALLY?)—welcome you to munchkinland(D.C.). check out the parade of village idiots on the way to OZ(senate)to deliver the impeachment articles. need i say more. watch it on you tube, because a funny thing happened on the way to the forum(congress). what a bunch of brain-dead fools.

  6. WTF! The democraps need to be sued for bullying and harassment. All they do is blame Trump that everyone in their administration has demonstrated. Obstruction of congress? WTF! Really. The Democraps have been obstructing congress since Trump took office. Quid Pro Quo ? WTF…… Really? How about QUID PRO JOE! I don't understand how the F'ing Democraps get out of everything they do! FY George Soros and the deep state. Trump isn't going anywhere. Trump please put these assholes in prison…..

  7. Your guest seems to be a Democrat shill and actually believes the BS Schiff is spewing. BTW President Trump IS NOT FRUSTRATED with the Impeachment, HE DOESN"T even have to worry about it because the Supreme Court should be stepping in and declaring the Articles unconstitutional since they don't fulfill the impeachment requirements of the COnstitution

  8. They look like a cult.
    House Democrats spent at least $3 million of taxpayers’ money in under three months pursuing the impeachment of President Donald Trump, counting the cost of lawyers and staff time spent readying for hearings, according to Heritage Foundation research.  

    The $3.06 million price tag for taxpayers of the formal impeachment inquiry so far includes the salaries of 106 congressional employees who largely didn’t attend to normal duties from September through December. 

    It also includes the estimated hourly fees of six lawyers of record for witnesses who appeared during hearings, whether behind closed doors or public.

    The total likely is a low estimate because it does not factor in overtime hours for U.S. Capitol Police when House hearings ran well into the late evening. The total also doesn’t include the cost of executive branch expenses, travel costs for witnesses, or supplies and materials.

  9. So I understand that many of you who support Trump think it is ok for him to voilate the law for personal reasons.

    The independent U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE concluded that “Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA). The withholding was not a programmatic delay. Therefore, we conclude that OMB violated the ICA.”


  10. Say goodbye to the hater errbody wave
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    Say goodbye to the hater errbody wave
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  11. There is no impeachment of President Trump. This is nothing more than the majority in the House doing something stupid. That is how history will remember this event.

  12. We must be Idiot's to allow these Shannanigans to continue in a long drawn out Clown show Drama ! With the word ( HISTORIC ) Complete with Silver tray's and Gold Pens ! Where the Hell Is Bar & Durham ? It's TIME ! What a JOKE !

  13. Looks to me like President Trump was doing job to the best of his ability despite the distractive and continuous attacks of the dems and indifference of most republicans.
    It is easy to imagine what is going through the minds of those who oppose him or seem indifferent. Sick, really sick! They seem to lack any sense of rationality excepting using it to manufacture whatever reasoning they can conjure from actions tied the the successful (specifically, because of our President's insightful enthusiasm for his job.) exercise of government.
    Mr. Schiff has amply demonstrated his ability and willingness to grossly lie to get rid of President Trump and why are all the seven hitmen democrats? Party loyalty? Why is Adam the spokesperson introducing these articles of impeachment? Aren't these words selected for their ability to administrate justice, something these "honorable people" seem unlikely to consider? "Consider," because they are unable to meaningfully articulate the supposed crimes and must include them by vague innuendo in the pomp and circumstance of oratory.
    Did they ever stop to consider that we paid for this? I know our President did. The moral and financial cost of this "defense of our nation" (buffoonery) bears only upon the democratic and leftists. Why don't they contribute some of their honorable gravy funds to the national budget?

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