The Washington Post reports:
On the cusp of the second impeachment battle in just over a year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is circulating a memo to Republican senators that outlines how a potential Senate trial would work for President Trump — proceedings that would all but certainly occur after he leaves the White House.
In the memo, obtained by The Washington Post, McConnell’s office notes that the Senate will not reconvene for substantive business until Jan. 19, which means the earliest possible date that impeachment trial proceedings can begin in the Senate is the day before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
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McConnell memo outlines how he would slow walk an impeachment trial of Trump to screw the incoming Biden Administration. The new Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, can undoubtedly accelerate such a proceeding. Trump should be barred from holding office! https://t.co/n7dvVqnYOn
— John W. Dean (@JohnWDean) January 9, 2021
How do we think a Senate impeachment trial will unfold when the new GA Senators have not been seated, Sen Schumer is not yet Majority Leader & and VP Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking power doesn’t come til Jan 20?
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) January 9, 2021
NEWS —> McConnell sends memo to GOP senators outlining how an impeachment trial would work if the House goes thru. In essence, McConnell explains how an impeachment trial would consume the first days of Biden’s presidency. Memo exclusively obtained by WaPo https://t.co/q2f2Quum1Z pic.twitter.com/SAkVVsqPvb
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 9, 2021