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Impeachment Trial Likely Starts Next Week After Opening Rituals

  • Procession of House managers will carry articles to Senate
  • Republican Cornyn says senators will be ‘glued’ to their seats
Donald Trump speaks to members of the media outside the White House on Jan. 13.

Donald Trump speaks to members of the media outside the White House on Jan. 13.

Photographer: Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is likely to get fully underway next week, a senior Senate Republican said, following a unique series of rituals that include a procession of House managers carrying the two articles through the Capitol Rotunda to the Senate chamber.

Senator John Cornyn of Texas said he expects opening arguments on Jan. 21. “Tuesday is what it’s feeling like,” he told reporters Monday.