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Adam Schiff to lead prosecution at Trump impeachment trial


WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) walks past journalists as he arrives for the weekly House Democratic Caucus meeting in the basement of the U.S. Capitol January 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Democratic leaders, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), are expected to discuss and possibly decide who will be named as managers for the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will lead the prosecution of President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday.

Pelosi said Schiff, a Democratic lawmaker from California, would be the House “lead manager” at Trump’s Senate trial expected to begin on Tuesday.

Schiff led the House investigation that led to Trump’s December 18 impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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