The third political trial of a US president. UU. It started Thursday in Washington, and President Donald Trump is the accused.
The Constitution stipulates that, if any federal official commits “serious crimes or misdemeanors”, the House of Representatives is empowered to dismiss, formally accuse, that official. The House voted Wednesday afternoon to formally send the political trial charges against Trump to the Senate.
Trump’s fate meets the Senate, where a conviction would mean dismissal. The president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, appointed seven members of the House to serve as “managers”, essentially prosecutors, for the trial.
Question: Why do they say “listen, listen” and use old English during political trial procedures?
Reply: Senate rules are explicit in providing details for a political trial. The trial will begin with the proclamation “Listen! Listen! Listen! Everyone has the order to remain silent, under penalty of imprisonment, while the United States Senate is seated for the trial of articles of political judgment. “Translation: Shut up and pay attention. Senators were to be at their desks while the articles of political judgment were read by the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
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Q: Why should the chief judge of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, go to trial?
A: After the House managers took the articles of political judgment to the Senate, the chief judge of the Supreme Court was summoned to the Senate. By tradition, the president of the court must cross First Street from the Supreme Court building and enter the Capitol where four senators will escort you to the Senate chamber. Roberts will take an oath before administering an oath to the assembled senators.
Q: What will John Roberts do?
A: According to Article I, section 3 of the Constitution, the president of the Supreme Court must preside over the Senate’s trial. That means that Roberts, appointed to the highest court of the nation by George W. Bush, is in charge. Roberts “can decide on all the questions of evidence,” according to Senate rules, which could influence controversial calls, as if former national security adviser John Bolton will testify. The problem is that the Senate can cancel it. Robert’s role could end up being primarily ceremonial.
Q: Why did Nancy Pelosi use so many pens?
A: The president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, used many pens to sign her name in the articles of political trial. The use of several pencils to sign important US documents. UU. It is nothing new. The pens are delivered as souvenirs of historical events.
Q: How long will this trial of political trial last?
A: The trial will really begin on Tuesday, after Martin Luther King Jr.’s vacation. The length of the trial will depend on how many witnesses, if any, are called. The Senate has not determined whether to call witnesses or include new evidence discovered in the case. The last trial of this kind, for President Bill Clinton, lasted approximately five weeks.
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Q: Is Trump going to appear?
A: Probably not, although Trump said in November that he would “strongly consider” confronting his accusers. His tweet: “Although I did nothing wrong, and I do not like to give credibility to this deception without due process, I like the idea and I will do it, so that the Congress will concentrate again, I consider it!”
Q: Who is Lev Parnas?
A: Lev Parnas is a Ukrainian-born associate of Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer. He generated controversy by stating that “President Trump knew exactly what was happening” during the alleged White House pressure campaign to get Ukraine to investigate presidential Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Parnas said Trump and Giuliani were routinely informed – scenes of developments in the work he did on his behalf in Ukraine.