On Monday, Senate leaders reached an agreement to impeachment trial rules for former President Donald Trump. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the news of impeachment.
Trump’s lawyers and impeachment managers have about 16 hours each to call for the shorts as the impeachment case begins this week. They will need case presentations with a debate option and call for witnesses when House impeachment managers ask them.
Schumer said that Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed to all impeachment trial rules, and this was also supported by House managers and Trump’s legal team.
On Tuesday, the Senate is supposed to vote on the rules to give room for a 4-hour debate on the constitutionally, and we expect majority voting. Schumer added that the structure they have agreed on is quite fair, and it will allow the trial to have the utmost accountability and truth.
On Monday, House managers and Trump’s lawyer had a moment where they exchanged pretrial legal briefs ahead of this week’s impeachment trials. The Senate will preview the arguments presented to them in the coming days.
The first batch of case presentations will come from House managers, and they will have about 16 hours to make a case to the Senate to hear over two days. Once that is done, Trump’s legal team will also present their case to the Senate within two days. Both presentations will attract questions from the Senate, which the presiding judge will read.
Apart from questions, the trial will also have a debate option and a vote on calling witnesses for both Trump’s lawyers and House managers to make a solid case during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Schumer went on to say that they are finalizing a resolution that will be agreed upon by all parties involved in the impeachment trial. By doing so, allows the case will be fair and honest with no hidden agendas whatsoever.
He added that if House managers want to call witnesses to the stand, all parties involved and the Senate will have to vote on that. Such a move implies that nothing will be off the books, and everything will be transparent and clear for all.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell supported the agreement by saying that it preserves due process and both sides’ rights. He also added that with set trial rules, senators would have enough time to review the case and all the arguments presented to them by all parties.
Senate agreed to the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump because it’s believed he incited the deadly chaos at the US Capitol that left few people dead and others injured.
The US Capitol riots resulted from Donald Trump not conceding election loss to Joe Biden, currently the 46th President of the United States of America. Trump went for months claiming that the election was stolen from him, which pushed his supporters to storm the US Capitol to halt Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s win.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.