NATIONAL – The first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate got underway Tuesday. This is the third time a president has faced removal from office.
The trial started with a debate over the rules of the trial.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said there will be votes on whether to have witnesses. King believes the design is a little questionable in itself.
“We’re going to follow the Clinton rules. The same rules that were done during the Clinton impeachment. Well that’s not what they produced last night,” King said.
“The whole thing smacks of a cover-up, to tell you the truth. However this comes out, it ought to be a fair trial and I think the American people, the Constitution and history require us to do that,” he said.
King also said there are limits on press accessibility yet he doesn’t see any reason for that. He also said the facts will come out throughout the process.