House Speaker Pelosi expected to deliver article of impeachment to Senate

Former President Donald Trump is accused of inciting the deadly siege at the Capitol.
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All of this playing out with the senate impeachment trial of former president trump, his second. The house expected to deliver the article of impeachment to the senate tomorrow. Trump accused of inciting the deadly insurrection at the capitol. Damaging new reports adding to the allegations against him. Here's Rachel Scott. Reporter: In just 24 hours the house will deliver the article of impeachment to the senate and tonight Democrats say they have even more evidence to add to their case against former president Donald Trump. He is charged with incitement of insurrection after he told his supporters to March to the capitol. We're going to walk down and I'll be there with you. Make no mistake, this election was stolen from you, from me, and from the country. This was a big lie that had been propagated for months by the president. This was not a slip of the tongue. He knew exactly what he was doing and the outcome was deadly. Reporter: New reports in "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street journal" describing the president's final days in office and his desperate attempts to cling to the white house may bolster Democrats' arguments. House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell addressing the "Times" story that alleges trump schemed to remove his acting attorney general and replace him with a department of justice lawyer who would help in his fight to overturn the election. A source familiar confirming the reporting to ABC news. And according to "The wall Street journal," the former president also allegedly tried to push the justice department to go directly to the supreme court to challenge Joe Biden's victory. The justice department has not commented on that report and trump hasn't addressed these specific allegations against him. The former president has largely been out of sight since his last day in office, now using this two-week delay to prepare his defense. It will be the first time a former president will go through an impeachment trial and he is the first president to be impeached twice. 17 Republicans are needed to join all Democrats to convict trump, some GOP senators calling the trial a "Moot point," since trump is out of the white house. I think the trial is stupid. I think it's counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country and it's taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire. Reporter: But Democrats say the president's actions have left them with no choice. Sweeping it under the rug will not bring healing. The only way to bring healing is to actually have real accountability, which this trial affords. Rachel joining us now live from capitol hill. The trial set to start the week of February 8th, and it will be quick? Reporter: Tom, chuck Schumer saying that once the impeachment trial gets under way, it will move at a fast pace. Democrats will use the two-week delay to try to push through president Joe Biden's cabinet picks, then they'll turn their focus to the covid relief package, it's $1.9 trillion. Republicans are already saying with that price tag, it's going nowhere. Tom? Rachel, thank you for that.

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