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McConnell reportedly nixes emergency Senate impeachment trial


The move could have made it possible to remove Trump from office before Inauguration Day

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Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) reportedly said Wednesday he would not bring back the Senate under emergency circumstances this week to begin a second impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

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On Wednesday — as the House prepared to impeach the president on "incitement of insurrection" charges — McConnell's office reportedly reached out to incoming Majority Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to inform him that the Senate would not call an emergency session to try Trump on impeachment charges despite urging from Democrats.

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