By the Associated Press:
House Democratic leaders have carried the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump across the U.S. Capitol in a formal procession to the Senate.
Trump will now face trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, with arguments expected to start next Tuesday and all 100 senators as the jurors. Chief Justice John Roberts will preside. It’s only the third such trial in American history.
Trump complained anew it was all a “hoax,” even as fresh details emerged about his efforts in Ukraine. He is accused of pressuring the Ukrainians to investigate Democrat Joe Biden, while withholding military aid as leverage..
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House prosecutors for the Senate impeachment trial. They include Democrats Adam Schiff of California and Jerrold Nadler of New York, who led the House impeachment probe.
Pelosi made the announcement Wednesday morning, hours before the House vote to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.
Trump was impeached last month on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges stem from his pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democrats as he withheld security aid to the country.