by: WFLA 8 By your side, WFXRtv.com Digital Desk
Posted: jan 16, 2020 / 11:55 am EST / Updated: jan 16, 2020 / 11:58 am EST
WASHINGTON (WFLA / WFXR) – The U.S. Senate is slated to become an impeachment court on Thursday, one day after the House officially delivered the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.
Two ceremonial procedures are scheduled to take place in the Senate on Thursday. The first is when the directors of indictment of the House, who act as prosecutors, go to the Senate and officially read the indictment articles. Chief Justice John Roberts, who presides over the trial, will then be sworn in. The second procedure will be when Roberts is sworn in before senators who sit as jurors at trial.
The debates on Thursday are mainly an official presentation of the articles which were signed by members of the House and transferred to the Senate on Wednesday evening. The majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, said that the trial and argument will not really begin until Tuesday.
The JB Biunno digital anchor will provide you with coverage throughout the day. He will be joined by political journalist Evan Donovan and Washington correspondent Kellie Meyer at 12 noon. AND. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon. AND, JB will be joined by 8 On Your Side Investigates reporter Mahsa Saeidi, who is a licensed lawyer and former New York attorney, and Washington correspondent Trevor Shirley.
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