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Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year

 

January 17, 2020

Erin Schaff – New York Times

Chief Justice John Roberts walked behind, from left, Sens. Lindsey Graham, Roy Blunt and Patrick Leahy at the Capitol for the start of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday - senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of "impartial justice" as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

The trial, only the third such undertaking in American history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation. Four of the senators sitting in judgment on Trump are running for the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge him in the fall.

http://www.startribune.com/trump-s-trial-begins-at-the-start-of-an-election-year/567067952/

 

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