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  • today is an important day because today is the day to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

  • And with those words, for just the third time in U.

  • S.

  • History, the House speaker began the next phase of the impeachment process the trial in the Senate that could just could lead to the removal of President Donald J.

  • Trump.

  • This is a serious as it gets for any of us.

  • Only the vote to declare war would be something more serious than this.

  • The House will come to order.

  • Minutes later, the House voted on strict party lines to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

  • It was on December the 18th that Donald Trump was impeached, accused of abusing the power of his office by trying to pressure President Zelinsky off Ukraine to interfere in the upcoming election by investigating his political rival, Joe Biden, and then obstructing Congress by blocking access to key documents and witnesses requested by the Democrats.

  • As part of their investigation, access that the White House on the Republicans running the trial in the Senate have still denied the American people know than a trial.

  • You permit witnesses, you present the evidence.

  • If the Senate doesn't permit the introduction of oil, relevant witnesses and of all documents that the House wants to introduce, then the Senate is engaging in an unconstitutional and disgusting cover up.

  • Overnight evidence emerged that the Democrats believe will pile more pressure on the president.

  • In one scribbled note, an associate of Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, makes clear the ultimate aim.

  • Get Zelinsky to announce that the Biden case will be investigated, while other text messages suggested that there then ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Evanovich, under surveillance by individuals linked to Mr Giuliani.

  • Remember, she's the one who President Trump was accused of trying to intimidate by tweeting about her in real time as she gave evidence to the inquiry.

  • It's very intimidating.

  • Dime designed to intimidate, is it not?

  • I mean, I can't speak Thio what the president is trying to do, but I think the effect is to be intimidating.

  • They have a hoax going on over there.

  • Let's take care of it.

  • As the drama unfolded, the president tried to seize the spotlight, dragging out a press conference for the signing of a trade deal with China by painstakingly introducing almost every person in the room.

  • And, by the way, some of the congressman may have a vote, and I know it's on the impeachment hoax.

  • So if you want to go out and vote, I'd rather have Fregley.

  • It's not gonna matter.

  • Could go very well.

  • But I'd rather have you voting than sitting here listening to me introduce you.

  • Okay, with the vote now past, the formal ceremony can begin one that was last witness more than 20 years ago.

  • Have the impeachment of President Clinton when the articles printed on parchment off physically walked across the capital and presented to the Senate.

  • No matter what unfolds next, the House speaker took a moment to remind everyone of this.

  • He will be held accountable.

  • He has been held accountable.

  • He has been impeached, has been impeached forever.

  • They can never erase that.

  • She's right for this.

  • Truth also remains that no president has ever been removed from office for being impeached on.

today is an important day because today is the day to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

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