Absent bipartisan deal, Trump’s second impeachment trial starts next week

Barring a last-minute deal, the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will begin next week, triggered by the House plan Monday to deliver an article charging him with inciting an insurrection that led to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“The fact is, the House will deliver the article of impeachment to the Senate. The Senate will conduct a trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump,” Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article over Monday, and a trial would begin the next day unless Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell strike an agreement to delay
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