Timing is everything as impeachment trial approaches

Nancy Pelosi, House speaker, is preparing to submit the papers to the Senate accusing Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

12th January, 2020
Timing is everything as impeachment trial approaches
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks back to her office after leaving the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol

Lights. Cameras. Action. Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is about to get under way.

On Friday afternoon, after a week that was turbulent even by current standards, House speaker Nancy Pelosi signalled she would send two articles of impeachment, accusing Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the Senate next week.

In a letter to the Democratic caucus Pelosi remained vague on the timeline, stating that she would ask judiciary chairman...

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