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Awaiting a Senate Trial

Here's what to expect from an impeachment trial in the Senate.
Image: A thunderstorm passes over the Capitol on July 11, 2019.
A thunderstorm passes over the Capitol on July 11, 2019.Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call file

The impeachment process is in limbo as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to delay sending the articles to the Senate. Demcratic leaders say they want to ensure a fair process in the Senate. So what will this trial look like?

Guest host Julia Ainsley, NBC News Correspondent covering the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, talks to Frank Thorp, NBC News producer and reporter covering the Senate, about the rules governing a Senate trial and what to expect from this next phase in the impeachment process.

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