Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told the chamber’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer he is unwilling to call an emergency session to consider removing Trump from office following a House impeachment, a McConnell spokesman said.
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Slideshow ( 12 images )Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate.
A source said earlier on Wednesday that the Republican Senate leadership had discussed whether to initiate a trial as early as Friday.
Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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