McConnell says he expects Trump impeachment trial to start Tuesday

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By Frank Thorp V and Allan Smith  with NBC News Politics
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to open the Senate on Jan. 14, 2020.   -   Copyright  Jim Lo Scalzo EPA

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that the Senate's trial of President Donald Trump will likely begin Tuesday.

McConnell said the start date is contingent on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sending the two articles of impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday,as she said she would if the House approves.

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