Factbox: Trump impeachment – What happens next?

The U.S. Capitol is seen at night during the Trump impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will conclude its impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump this week, with a final vote set for Wednesday. The Republican-controlled chamber is all but certain to acquit the president.

Monday Feb. 3

– The Senate trial will resume at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. There will be four hours of closing arguments by the House impeachment managers and White House lawyers. The trial will then be recessed and the Senate will hold a regular session to hear speeches from senators on whether Trump should be convicted or acquitted. Roberts will not be present for this session.

Tuesday Feb. 4

– Speeches by senators continue. Trump is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the Union address to both chambers of the U.S. Congress at 9 p.m. (0200 GMT).

Wednesday Feb. 5

– The trial resumes with a final vote expected on the acquittal or conviction of the Republican president by 4 p.m. (2100 GMT).

(Reporting by David Morgan, Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan; Editing by Andy Sullivan and Sandra Maler)

One thought on “Factbox: Trump impeachment – What happens next?

  1. FURIOUS the Senate didn’t just take an up or down vote Sat. What is wrong ? Their time on TV ? We don”t care what they look like or what or why they voted a certain way. They will pay for how they vote.
    This is ALL a cooked up bunch of junk.
    How could anyone in America think the media and democrats and some republicans couldn’t know Trump hasn’t had 1 negative day before he took office. How could anyone not know Schiff is a liar ? Their so called trial wasn’t a legal trial ??.
    All this junk is ridiculous.
    Thank you media, including Fox, for your bias reporting . Do any of You think we the people can’t tell ? Chris Wallace is # 1 biased.
    Followed by your precious Juan Williams. That Mary that worked for Obama.
    Martha and on and on it goes.
    ALL media outlets have list ratings because of bias.
    OAN is about all we have left. They just REPORT the news !
    Thank you, Linda

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