Sunday February 16, 2020

Partisan mayhem on the cards as Trump trial looms

The impeachment saga around the US president is reaching fever pitch, with the cast of characters now swelling to include shadowy Russian businessmen and celebrity lawyers

19th January, 2020
House Managers arrive to read the Articles of Impeachment on the Senate floor for the Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Picture: Getty

At 2pm on Tuesday afternoon, the third impeachment trial in US history will get underway. Legal teams for both sides have been appointed, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has been sworn in as presiding officer, and each of the 100 senators has taken an oath pledging to act as an impartial juror.

Now that rituals have been observed, no one knows quite what the coming weeks will unleash. While it’s virtually certain that President Donald...

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