Documenting the Impeachment Trial (photos)


On Jan. 15, 2020, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. It was only the third time in U.S. history that a president has been impeached.

During the subsequent impeachment trial, news reporters were allowed on the balcony of the Senate chamber to witness but not photograph or voice-record the activity taking place below on the Senate floor. Access to the jurors (the senators) was limited to catching them while in transit and during impromptu press availabilities.

Outside the building, the public tried to make itself heard.

The photos that follow were taken to document the spectacle surrounding the impeachment trial during these historic days.

View Jeff Malet’s photos relating to the impeachment trail by clicking on the photo icons below.

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