US President Donald Trump says impeachment is 'a hoax'

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Another reason Democrats might not be quick to send the articles of impeachment, which would have to be taken up immediately by the Senate, involves two spending packages that must be voted for before the week's end to avoid another government shutdown. Because the Constitution does not detail the parameters of a trial, a simple majority of senators need to set rules for the proceedings. That's because convicting the president would require 20 Republicans to side with the Democrats to remove him from office, according to CNN.

"For the State of the Union address, Pelosi and several other female House members were dressed in 'Suffragette white" to commemorate the largest number of women to have won seats in Congress during the midterm elections.

Pointing to McConnell's recent vow to work in "total coordination" with the Trump administration on the impeachment trial, Indivisible co-executive director Ezra Levin said the Kentucky Republican "is publicly threatening to orchestrate a sham trial - a cover-up to protect Trump".

In a brief Senate floor speech Thursday evening, McConnell said he had a "cordial" conversation with Schumer earlier in the day about the "potential paths forward" for a Senate trial.

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On Thursday morning, he lambasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has left the timing of the Senate trial up in the air: "Pelosi feels her phony impeachment HOAX is so pathetic she is afraid to present it to the Senate", he wrote.

Mr Trump, the third president in United States history to be impeached, now faces an impeachment trial early next year in the Senate. If the Senate were to rule in favour of his removal from office, the Senate could also vote on whether Trump can run for any office ever again. The Senate can't start the trial without formally receiving them from her.

"Playing games with the transmission of the Articles to the Senate will not impede or influence the Senate, but it will be the kind of partisan political stunt that further undermines the credibility of the process carried out by House Democrats", added Sen.

In the 230-197 vote on Article I, all but two Democrats voted for approval, and all Republicans voted against it.

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"I'm not sure what leverage there is in refraining from sending us something we do not want", he said on the Senate floor. Trump, predictably, has not taken the news well; Kimmel turned to clips from his MI rally, in which he lashed out at the congresswoman Debbie Dingell, who filled in for her deceased husband, the former congressman John Dingell, and voted to impeach the president.

"When we see what they have, we'll know who and how many to send over", Pelosi told reporters.

A Senate trial would kick off a politically charged year heading into the presidential election, which will pit Trump against one of a field of Democratic contenders, including Biden, who have repeatedly criticized the president's conduct in office. But top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer blasted him for prejudging the case and rejecting the call for witnesses.

The Republican governor did not vote for Trump in 2016, saying he didn't think Trump had the temperament for the job.

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