Senators to Be Sworn In as Trump Impeachment Trial Begins

 wsj.com  01/16/2020 12:32:22   Lindsay Wise

As the case for impeachment heads to the Senate, WSJ's Gerald F. Seib highlights five senators worth keeping an eye on. Photo: Getty Images

WASHINGTONThe impeachment trial of President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will begin in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with a ceremonial reading of the House-passed articles and a solemn swearing-in of all 100 senators, who will pledge to do impartial justice.

The moment will mark the official start of the trialonly the third such proceeding against a U.S. president in history. At least two-thirds of the senators would have to vote to convict Mr. Trump to remove him from office. Mr. Trump...

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