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UPDATE: Trial Heads to Senate
News Bytes 01/15/2020 48 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives may begin the process of sending impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week. The move would mean the Senate could soon face the third trial in history to remove a U.S. President.

The House impeached (brought official charges against) President Trump in December. The first charge was that he abused the power of his office by pressuring Ukraine’s leader to investigate Democrats. (See “Trump Impeachment Probe.”) By not cooperating with the investigation, President Trump received another charge of obstruction of (hindering) Congress.

The U.S. Constitution gives the House the sole power to impeach a president. But only the Senate can assemble a Court of Impeachment and give a verdict.

For the last three weeks, critics have pressured House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to quit delaying. She must hand House documents over to the Senate and name impeachment “managers” before the Senate can start the trial.

But Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been arguing over the rules of the trial. These include questions about format, length, and whether new witnesses will be allowed.

Most people believe President Trump will be cleared of the charges against him—if McConnell can keep all 53 Republican senators voting together. McConnell has been working closely with the White House on strategy. He says the Senate is “anxious to get started.”

Pelosi says, “Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or the Constitution.” Some people believe it may be possible to do both.

No president has ever been removed by the Senate. What do you think will happen?

(Laura Albinson of Pasadena, Maryland, displays a message for members of the House as they leave the Capitol in Washington, Friday, January 10, 2020. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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I wonder what will happen.

I wonder what will happen. The suspense!!

First Comment!

Wow, I didn't really think they'd get this far! I saw on the news that more and more Americans are in favor of Trump. I get the feeling that even if he is removed from office, he will be re-elected. What do y'all think?

@Lena P

Oh wow, I'm so sorry, I didn't see your comment! I feel like this happens to me every time!

@Bella C

If he is removed he can't be reelected.

I can’t wait for the answer.

I can’t wait for the answer. I wonder if he will resign from office instead if being if the senate decision is to remove him from office. Well he will be famous for being the third president to be impeached "

Super Scared

OMW!!!!!!!! I am so scared!!!! like trump is not the best pre. but if any other person gets in.... we will totally be dead!

No........no..........no.........No.......NO.........!!

No. I don't think he will be impeached. The Lord has put him there and I don't think he will be impeached.
There has been a lot of scheming put into this and that just tells you that everything (most everything) is false. This is all a mess. They should let witnesses in. And not just the ones that will say what they want. They don't like Trump so they deside to just impeach him so he can't run (and win) agean. I think Trump is doing a good job as president, I may not like how he talks sometimes but that doesn't matter.
If he is impeached I just hope that some socialist, communist, reformer doesn't get into power and turn us into Russia!!

Janna (Daniel's sister)

My dad said that the senate won't (most likely) impeach Donald Trump. (I don't like Nancy Pelosi, Berny Sanders, or any of the other people who are like that!!!!!!!)

Janna

I don't care for them either.

That's interesting, I really

That's interesting, I really don't think they will impeach him because the Senate is mostly made up of Republicans but that's just me I don't really care for Trump but then again I don't care for Nancy Polosi or Hillary Clinten but Mike Pence is a professing Christian so he might be a good president but you never know really lol.

@NA

Why did you say God put if there?

To Above

Pence is a real Christian. He was our governor before he bacame vice president. He would be a great president!

I mean put HIM there

I mean put HIM there

Because he did.

Because he did.

@ Beth H

The bible says he rises up leader s and takes down leaders.

I'm just wondering why? Why

I'm just wondering why? Why do u think that?

oh

oh

Are u talking about this

Daniel 2:21 King James Version (KJV)
21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

To Above

Yes.

Okay so did he put Hitler in

Okay so did he put Hitler in charge of the Nazis?

To Above

I think you know the answer to that. Do you realy want to get into this?

@ Beth H

I don't want to debate. Trump is a good President. And the lord aloud him and Hitler to be leaders. Hitler followed Satan and trump is following himself.

@ Beth H

I take it you disagree with me?

@NA

True I guess but obviously Hitler was bad but just because God allowed Trump to become our president doesn't mean he's good! So if they impeach him then maybe that's what God wants bc he also takes down kings or leaders!

@ Beth H OK :-)

Hitler

Hitler was demon posesed.

@Beth H

You are right just because god allowed someone to be a leader doesn't make them good.
Trump is definitely in the top 5 best U.S presidents though.

To Above

It doesn't mean there good. I agree.

To Above

But it doesn't make them bad either. Trump is doning good in my opinion.

@asher E

what's your top 5?

hey guys please pray for a

hey guys please pray for a friend of mine he caught fire today and has 1st 2nd and 3rd degree burs over 36 percent of his body.

@ Bella C.

You're totally fine, it's happened to me often enough.

@Beth H

Yikes!!

@ Everyone

Over the past couple weeks, I have seen several arguments on this platform. It has become obvious that we don't all agree on everything, and that's fine! This website is not a place to fight, it is a news site, with a commenting feature on the articles. I think it's great that y'all are expressing how you feel about certain topics and events, but I feel like we could be doing it more peacefully. I just wanted to say this, because I get on this website for school, and it is stressful and distracting to have people arguing in a place that is clearly not for that. We are misusing this feature by arguing. I'm not trying to point fingers, or start up another debate, just wanted to put this out there.

@Bella C.

I agree, to a certain extent.
But, think it''s important that we all recognize the difference between fights and debates.
Fighting is obviously something that should never be encouraged, especially on a christian news site, but I don't think the same applies for debates. As long as everyone remains respectful and impersonal, debates are a great way to put your thoughts and opinions into words, often showing points of an argument you've never thought of before. They also help to show what the other side's opinions, something that should always be encouraged.

@ Zack

Yes, you're right. I just feel like the debates are turning into fights sometimes, and they are tending to get out of hand. A good example of this is the discussion on the snow queen article.

@ Bella and Zack w

Yes. Oh and can we PLEASE leave the snow Queen thing in the past? I was not trying to fight just debate or express my opinion strongly. :-) :-)

@ Nadia

Of course!

To Above

Was that sarcastic?

@Zack

Totally agree.

Elsie (Emelias sister)

Bella, I agree fighting is wrong, but I dont think debating is.

@ Zack W

I agree.

DID u HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rumors goin round that pulosi withheld the impeachment papers because she was waiting 4 complimentary pens to arrive 4 her 2 give them 2 the senators.THEY HAVE HER NAME ON THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!to commemorate the"solem occasion"!!!!!

To Above

What? Can you explane a little more?

@Drew

Yeah I heard something like that lol!!

Nadia

No, it wasn't sarcastic. You are right, it needs to be left in the past.

Now! Its happening NOW!!

I think....they are voting this week...

@ Bella

Oh. OK. Thanks. : ) = D

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