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US Senate begins Trump’s impeachment trial


Monitoring Desk

WASHINGTON: The
historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened Thursday in the US Senate, as
lawmakers took a solemn oath to be “impartial” in deciding whether to
force the 45th US president from office.

In a hushed chamber,
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, clad in a traditional black robe,
raised his right hand as he was sworn in to preside over the trial. He then
administered the oath to senators in turn, to convene the third court of
impeachment in American history.

Roberts asked if they
swore to deliver “impartial justice” according to the US
Constitution, and 99 lawmakers — one was absent — responded in unison: …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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