NUR FÜR AFP-ABONNENTEN (NO RESALE)WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, VEREINIGTE STAATEN9. FEBRUAR 2021QUELLE: US SENATE1. Totale Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who is presiding over the trial, bangs the gavel and says UPSOT: 'Morning business is closed and the Senate will convene as a court of impeachment. I ask senators to be seated. If there's no objection, the journal of proceedings of the trial are approved to date, I would ask the Sergeant at Arms to make the proclamation'. The Sergeant at Arms says UPSOT: 'Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye. All persons are commanded to keep silence on pain of imprisonment while the Senate of the United States is sitting for the trial of the Article of Impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives against Donald John Trump, former President of the United States.'2. O-TON 1 - Jamie Raskin, Lead House impeachment manager, US Representative, Democrat of Maryland (Mann, English, 10 Sek.): 'You will not be hearing extended lectures from me because our case is based on cold, hard facts. It’s all about the facts.'