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LIVE: Senate Officially Receives Articles of Impeachment, Swearing in Chief Justice John Roberts and Senate Jurors

LIVE: Senate Officially Receives Articles of Impeachment, Swearing in Chief Justice John Roberts and Senate Jurors

12 PM ET: Articles given to Senate. 2 PM ET: Roberts, Senators sworn in.

The Senate will receive the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at 12 p.m. ET. The seven managers from the House will officially deliver the papers. This marks the official start of the trial.

At 2 p.m. ET, the Senate will swear in Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and the Senators who will serve as jurors in the impeachment trial.

Articles of Impeachment

The seven managers marched to the Senate led by House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving.

“Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye: all persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, president,” Irving told the Senate.

Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff read the articles of impeachment in front of the Senate.

When Schiff finished, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the chamber they will swear in Supreme Court Justice John Roberts at 2 p.m. ET.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi gleefully signed the articles of impeachment on Wednesday evening. She used pens literally served on a silver platter to write each letter of her name. She then handed out the pends to those around her. Afterward, she took pictures with the recipients with broad and happy smiles.

Swearing In

McConnell told the chamber what to expect:

McConnell provided the deadlines for briefs that can be filed on behalf of the President and House.

  • Jan. 18 by 5 p.m. ET: The House of Representatives can file a trial brief with the secretary of the Senate before this date and time.
  • Jan. 20 by noon: Deadline for when the President can file a trial brief.
  • Jan. 21 by noon: Deadline for the House to file a rebuttal brief.

“I ask unanimous consent that in recognition of the unique requirements raised by the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, the sergeant of arms shall install appropriate equipment and furniture in the Senate chamber during all times that the senate is sitting for trial with the chief justice of the United States presiding,” McConnell said.

The Senate has adjourned until 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, when the formal trial will begin.

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I’m waiting for the ridiculous collapse of the pose of seriousness.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 16, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Just Great!

More Democrat Party Porn.

Another photo of condemned prisoners!

What an unattractive group of people

Ye gads!

She already imagines that she’s president.

So…. do the House floor managers get sworn in too? Or are they allowed to lie, lie, lie.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to Pasadena Phil. | January 16, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Like something as silly as an Oath would keep them from lying. They violate their oath of office pretty much daily.

      Dusty Pitts in reply to Gremlin1974. | January 16, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      True. Members of both houses of Congress swear to uphold the Constitution before they’re allowed to take their seats.

      And yet here we are.

Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff read the articles of impeachment in front of the Senate.

Did he make them up on the fly? As, you know, a parody, or something.

I am having trouble coming up with the music that my brain overlays that perp walk of the “Maleficent Seven”. So here are the choices my brain provided.

1: The theme from Magnificent Seven. (Far to heroic sounding IMHO.)

2: The Benny Hill Theme

3: Oh Death

4: “We represent the Lollipop Guild” from Wizard of Oz.

Please feel free to add more suggestions.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 16, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Interesting side note:

“….nobody knew who Adam Schiff was on Jeopardy tonight.

Think the American people are focused on impeachment? Think again.”

So, due diligence, fiduciary responsibility, and mitigating progress of collateral damage, are impeachable offenses.

The circus has started, and here come the clowns…

American Human | January 16, 2020 at 5:27 pm

What a joke!!! The “house managers” marching solemnly over to the Senate with the leader holding the articles out as if they were some sacred text. I cannot find the words to express the depths of my disgust with them.

The entire left is a sick disease, as are the so called “conservatives” that enable them.

Best photomeme I’ve seen on it.

The first article sounds like it could have some substance, because it’s about Ukraine and who the hell knows what’s going on over in Ukraine.

The second article is transparently stupid on its face. Have they ever heard of Executive Privilege? It’s just a temper tantrum.

The whole thing falls miles short of justifying this very serious process, and it’s not the Senate’s job to try to substantiate Article 1 if the House hasn’t even provided a prima facie case. That could go on forever, but the Dems will suggest “just a couple witnesses” — but that’s wrong too. Zero witnesses, you were supposed to have your witnesses before impeaching, the articles should be judged on what you have.

Paul In Sweden | January 17, 2020 at 12:35 am

I could be pleasantly surprised but I think the circus continues. The SWAMP both DNC and GOP have overrun our nation.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Paul In Sweden. | January 17, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Many or us play arm chair quarterback. If we look at the pluses and minuses and listen to the talking heads and elites it seems to me that the proper response is STFU. The things that have been done during the Trump administration are impressive. All SWAMP forces were put against POTUS; still, the accomplishments have been more than the elites speculated.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 20, 2020 at 4:28 pm

Cruz Trolls Pelosi On Impeachment:

Trump Will Be ‘Acquitted Forever Of These Bogus Charges’