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United States, Jan 16 (Canadian-Media): The House on Wednesday formally presented two articles of impeachment to the senate after voting to approve the seven managers to prosecute the case against President Donald Trump, media reports said.
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On Thursday, House managers are again expected to physically walk the articles to the Senate and read them aloud, according to a Republican leadership aide, and the President will be officially summoned and given a time to respond to the charges.
There would be a signing ceremony for the impeachment articles of impeachment against the President of the United States for abuse of power and obstruction of the House on Thursday, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Then, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the substance of the trial is likely to get underway on Tuesday, January 21.
A two-thirds vote are required for the conviction in the Senate, not likely to be reached as many Republican senators have said that they believe the President's actions do not rise to the level of impeachment.
But regardless of the outcome, the Senate trial will be a historic and momentous event.
The performance of the House managers will play a vital part in how a trial plays out.
During the Clinton Senate impeachment trial, the managers took several days to present their arguments, followed by questions submitted in writing by senators directed to either the managers or the then-President's defense team.
There are no restrictions on the number of House impeachment managers the speaker can name to serve in the role.
During the Clinton Senate impeachment trial, several days had been taken by the managers to present their arguments, followed by questions submitted in writing by senators directed to either the managers or the then-President's defense team.