WASHINGTON (CBS News) — Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will begin the week of February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday evening on the Senate floor, with pre-trial proceedings beginning on Monday evening, soon after the Senate receives the article of impeachment from the House.
Senators will be sworn in as members of the impeachment court, and House impeachment managers and Mr. Trump’s lawyers will then be given time to draft their briefs. During this period, the Senate will continue with unrelated work.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Homes Burn; Firefighters Wage Desperate Battle With Wall Of Flames In Indian Falls
Presentation by both sides will begin the week of February 8. Mr. Trump faces the Senate’s judgment on a single article of impeachment: incitement of insurrection.READ MORE: Three Wounded; Two Arrested In Gunfight Outside Antioch Liquor Store
Although Schumer referred to the January 6 assault on the Capitol as “a day none of us will ever forget,” an “awful” day he wanted to put behind, he went on to say that “healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability, and that is what this trial will provide.”MORE NEWS: San Francisco To Consider Transit Fees On Congested City Streets