Article of impeachment to be delivered Monday

The House will send the article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, but the trial won't begin for another two weeks.
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office but he is still making headlines this morning. The latest news. A "New York Times" report that says trump is reportedly being accused of discussing plans, while he was still in office, with a justice department official to overturn the election. Also overnight, we are learning of the start date for former president trump's impeachment trial over the insurrection at the capitol. ABC's Alex Presha is on capitol hill with the very latest. Alex, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, guys. "The New York Times" says this news left top justice department officials in stunned silence. Now, the doj isn't commenting, but a source familiar tells ABC news that there is currently no plan from the doj to push back against any aspect of the report. This morning, the date is set. Senate majority leader chuck Schumer saying former president trump's second impeachment trial will begin the week of February 8th, more than one month after that violent insurrection on the capitol. And new overnight, the former president is now being accused of discussing a plan with a justice department official to overturn the election while he was still in office. In a stunning report by "The new York Times," citing unnamed sources, trump allegedly discussed removing Jeffrey Rosen in order to execute a plan to pressure Georgia officials to flip the state's presidential election results. The man who allegedly worked on the plan according to the times lawyer Jeffrey Clark. The report claims trump mulled over whether to fire the acting ag and replace him with Clark because Rosen refused trump's request to use the doj to overturn the election. According to "The times" trump decided against firing him only after top justice officials threatened mass resignations. In the report Clark says this account is inaccurate. Trump declined to comment. But this report may impact his upcoming impeachment trial. Democrats could even call Rosen and Clark as witnesses. It will be soon. I don't think it will be long, but we must do it. That's our responsibility, to protect and defend the constitution of the united States. Reporter: House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she'll send over the article of impeachment on Monday. According to the constitution, the senate trial will begin at 1:00 P.M. The next day. Senators will still be sworn in as jurors Tuesday, but both sides are going to be given two weeks to prepare. Something minority leader Mitch Mcconnell had lobbied for on behalf of the trump team. This also helps Democrats as the senate can use the time to work on other business like Biden's cabinet confirmations. Two confirmed so far or his $1.9 trillion economic rescue package. Meanwhile the dragnet around those rioters on capitol hill continues to close. Scott fairland, the New Jersey mean seen allegedly punching a capitol police officer arrested Friday. New court documents show that one of those men with zip ties had an arsenal stockpiled. The FBI saying that agents discovered it during a raid of his Nashville home. Eva? Alex, thank you for that report. Now to president Biden

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