House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate on Monday, triggering the second-ever impeachment trial for the former commander-in-chief for his role in the January 6 Capitol riot that left five people dead.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made the announcement on the Senate floor Friday, saying that Pelosi had told him the single impeachment article for “incitement of insurrection” will be sent to the upper congressional chamber Monday.
“It will be a full trial; it will be a fair trial,” Schumer said.
The new Senate majority leader did not provide any details as to how the trial will be conducted. Meanwhile, the leaders of both political parties have yet to finalize a schedule for the process.
Last week, the House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach then-President Trump, alleging that he incited a violent mob of his most extreme supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol on the same day Congress was tallying the states’ Electoral College votes and certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
All House Democrats and 10 Republicans approved the single article.
Trump is now the only president in U.S. history to be impeached more than once, and he will become the first to receive a Senate impeachment trial after leaving office.
In order to convict Trump, 17 Republican senators will need join forces with all 50 Senate Democrats to reach a two-thirds supermajority.
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In a brief email explaining the purchase to NBC News on Friday, Cuban wrote “did it to help out a friend. No plans yet!” The town of Mustang is roughly 65 miles south of American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks.
According to Mike Turner, president of Dallas real estate firm J. Elmer Turner, the town had been for sale on the market about four years, listed after the principal owner Marty Price became ill and decided to sell.
Price was an attorney who died this past August; a devoted basketball fan with Mavericks floor seats. “Mark Cuban stepped up, and it was a natural for him to buy it” Turner told NBC News. “With his resources and imagination, I’m sure there are endless possibilities.”
Turner did not reveal the final sales price but admitted it closed last month for less than the $4 million asking price. Jerry Newsom, chief of the volunteer fire department in the neighboring town of Angus, told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth “we’re excited to have him as our neighbor here, and we’re excited for the growth and the potential it has.”
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