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: UPDATE: Air Attack, Calming Winds Aid Firefighters Battling Wildfire Near Big Sur; Containment Grows To 25 Percent
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: Deadly Hit-And Run Marks Sixth Pedestrian Fatality in San Jose in 3 Weeks
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.”Female Employee Beaten During Friday-Evening Robbery of Santa Rosa Pharmacy