Nancy Pelosi expected to name impeachment managers as GOP still can't agree on calling witnesses

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Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce as early as Tuesday the lawmakers who will prosecute Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Democratic lawmakers are expected to vote on the resolution to approve impeachment managers on Wednesday as the case will shift to the Senate in the next few days.

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Two Democrats thought to be included as managers in the trial are Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry in the House, and Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, whose committee approved the impeachment articles – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – in December.

The House speaker will meet with the Democratic caucus Tuesday morning to decide a path forward regarding impeachment, including a vote to finally hand over to the Senate the two articles the party has been holding hostage in the lower chamber for a month.

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Some lawmakers claim the resolution to send articles to the Senate might take place Wednesday because there are three Democratic senators participating in the first primary debate of 2020 Tuesday night in Iowa.

Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota all made the stage for January's primary debate – but the three candidates could face being taken off the campaign trail as the impeachment trial moves to their chamber this week.

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After the two articles are formally sent to the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to kick off the trial next week.

It isn't clear yet how long the trial will last, with some Republicans, like Senator Lindsey Graham, pushing for a no-witness trial and quick acquittal and others claiming they want to hear from witnesses.

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McConnell is readying a resolution to set out the rules of the impeachment trial and claims after opening statements there will be a vote to decide if the Republican majority...
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