Daily US Times, Washington:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the name of seven managers who will act as prosecutors in the Senate trial of President Trump.
The trial of President Trump will start next week and that could lead to Trump’s removal from office though it is highly unlikely.
Naming the impeachment managers, Pelosi ended a 28-day pause in the impeachment proceedings against the President. She stopped the proceedings after the House passed two articles of impeachment against Trump.
Adam Schiff of California, the House Intelligence Committee chairman will lead the team. During the announcement in a Capitol conference room, he stood directly to the left of Pelosi. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler stood her right. They both have been closely involved in the impeachment inquiry.
In the Senate trial, the courtroom will be the floor of the U.S. Senate as a result all 100 senators will be the jury. Chief justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts will be the presiding judge.
Many Senators supported President Trump and have called the entire impeachment enquiry a “sham,” echoing the President’s own complaint.
Jason Crow of Colorado, Zoe Lofrgen of California, Val Demings of Florida, J Hakeem Jeffries of New York, and Sylvia Garcia of Texas are the other managers. Choosing Crow and Garcia is a surprise as some are expecting Pelosi to rely more extensively on colleagues from the California delegation.
The other names was as anticipated.
In the press conference, Pelosi said “I don’t think we could be better served than by the patriotism and dedication of the managers that I’m naming this morning.”
Articles of impeachment against Trump
The House passed two articled of Impeachment against the President. Both the articles surfaced after Trump pushed Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden in a July phone call. The articles of impeachment read, ‘President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as a president and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.’