House attorneys read Trump's allegations before the Senate
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Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson, left, and Paul Irving’s weapons sergeant pass Statuary Hall at the Capitol to deliver the articles of deposition against President Donald Trump to the Senate, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 impeachment managers, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Links, and House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, DN.Y., and other managers Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, DN.Y., Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. And Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

The Congress opened Thursday’s accusation of President Donald Trump, with House Democrats reading the formal indictments from the source of the US Senate.

Later, Chief Judge John Roberts, who will preside over the trial, will take the oath to senators who will serve as jurors and swear to give “impartial justice.”

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House speaker Nancy Pelosi said new evidence reinforces the need for senators to call witnesses. She warned them not to become ‘all the henchmen of the president’.

The full trial starts next week.

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