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McConnell sends memo to Senate regarding potential impeachment

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 17:20:30-05

NBC News obtained a memo entitled "Impeachment Procedure Summary" on Friday, laying out a timeline for a potential impeachment trial to Senate Republicans.

The document comes from outgoing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and it lays out how the senate would move forward, if the House decides to impeach President Donald Trump.

The Senate is currently in recess until January 19, and impeachment trial proceedings cannot begin before then, unless all 100 senators consent to an early return.

More than 200 members of congress are calling for Trump to leave office after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol earlier this week.