How a Senate impeachment trial works

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Breaking news: the House of Representatives has officially impeached President Donald Trump. As we know, though, this doesn’t mean he’s removed from office. It’s time for the hearing to hit the Senate floor, and many of us are wondering how that will play out. In this episode of the Point, Chris Cillizza breaks down how exactly a Senate trial will work. #CNN #News #Cillizza

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42 Comments on "How a Senate impeachment trial works"

  1. Hey, Chris here — what other questions do you have about the specifics of impeachment?

    • Yes I have a question, why are the Democrats so salty and feel that their hate for the president justifies impeachment?

    • Texas-7111 Freedom and Liberty! | December 19, 2019 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      @[̲̅K̲̅] lol tell that to Nancy Pelosi taking to hijack the Senate trail, basically abusing her power.😁 she should really understand “separation of powers” she doesn’t seem to familiar with it.😁

    • Franklino Bambino | December 19, 2019 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      Can we impeach you for that outfit you have on?

  2. I’m just here for the peaches🤷🏽‍♂️

  3. Funny… I missed the CNN video on…. “How a House impeachment inquiry works.”

    • francine bacone | December 19, 2019 at 5:47 PM | Reply

      @Gil Oro Fascists weren’t “socialists” you FUCKING moron

    • d fobroy no, under the line of succession, Vice President Pence is first in line. He would become president if Trump is removed, per the 25th Amendment.

    • @Sabine Around the World You think Trump is the only off script, impolite president? I might not like his Tweets… but I would fight to my death to protect his right to tweet. That is what makes our country free and worth fighting for. By the way… if you want a lesson on executive impoliteness… read the FDR transcripts.. or listen to the Johnson tapes.

  4. 😛⏰🍿🙏❤️🇺🇸


  6. There’s literally zero chance of removal.

    • I'll throw multiverses at you Zeno Russell | December 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      @Trippie_17 Nope. He’s your president idiot. He ain’t my president. I didn’t vote for that idiot.

    • I'll throw multiverses at you Zeno Russell | December 19, 2019 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      @Diego Gaspar How many people died to make america what it is so that Ignoramouses like you can have freedom and voice? You’re the result of that shxt? Damn that’s fucked up.

    • @Brian Bianco I would concur, I didn’t put it correctly: the impeachment process was started, several articles adopted but never came to the actual impeachment vote because he resigned. Do you love me now? 😂

    • @I Got 99 Problems but My Alt Aint One Like the BIAS to get us here? Is turn about fair play? Do unto others? No crime=no time…

    • @I’ll throw multiverses at you Zeno Russell btw if Trump administration get money from Russia, what do you think Hunter Biden doing on Ukraine oil company board?

  7. I’m not into politics, but viewing this from the outside a bit, I am curious where the “impartial” judgement comes in. With both the House and the Senate stacked to one side or the other (Republican/Democrat), and each mostly voting to back their respective side, at what point are we supposed to see the issues without the tainted red/blue glasses to make that judgement call? I would have assumed everyone is supposed to do this from the beginning, but each side seems to agree/disagree right along those party lines. Color me confused.

    • partisan politics. the whole system is a joke. All these congress people need to ousted. We should all be looking at EPSTEIN. Thats the real story. These congress people do not want the at the fore front. Because a bunch of them are complicit! ON BOTH SIDES!

  8. great. video. thanks for the info – how has nobody said anythin about his 3 shirts? but seriously, very informative.

  9. I think I just saw on Facebook where Barack marked himself safe from Impeachment.

  10. sandra dameron | December 19, 2019 at 4:12 PM | Reply

    There death in the pot. The horn of the wicked shall be. It off!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  11. Thanks for this explanation 😊👍. It really cleared things up for me.

  12. This hoax impeachment has changed nothing loony left. History will record that he was acquitted by the Senate.

    • alexander exis | December 19, 2019 at 6:04 PM | Reply

      Both sides are fakers fooling the masses with division scheme after division scheme. You can’t see it being entrenched in your political tribe. Politicians today want one group of people to see the other group as Lucifer, the more divided we are the more powerful they become. A united nation is their worst fear.

  13. ok now do how house impeachment works )))

    oopsd! )

  14. Thank you for explaining that. I was wondering.

  15. Vince Fernandez | December 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM | Reply

    F L O Y D ! ! !

  16. Is that a “You will have to live with it…” needlepoint behind Chris or has this whole ordeal finally driven me insane?

  17. Vince Fernandez | December 19, 2019 at 7:04 PM | Reply

    Thanks for this. Understanding the process has actually helped bring down my blood pressure. 👍🏽

  18. People still watching Storytime on the Childrens News Network ? hahahahah

  19. So much money being wasted on this rubbish.

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