The Senate will convene Wednesday around 1 p.m. ET for the eighth day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. It will stream online via C-SPAN2 and on the network’s cable channel.
Watch the stream above via C-SPAN2.
Wednesday will begin the latest chapter in the impeachment saga, as the Democrats and defense have both concluded their opening statements. Now begins the question-and-answer period.
Senators will have 16 hours over two days — Wednesday and Thursday — to question the House impeachment managers named by Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month, as well as to question the president’s defense team.
Senators have still not decided whether to hear from witnesses, so there will be no witnesses present Wednesday.
In December, the House impeached Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress. The House voted on two articles of impeachment, drafted by the House Judiciary Committee, which charged the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
For abuse of power, the House voted 230-197; for obstruction of Congress, the House voted 229-198. The votes concluded a months-long impeachment inquiry process into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, which sought to determine whether he solicited foreign power for his own political gain. And as the inquiry unfolded, the White House’s refusal to cooperate and attempts to block witnesses from testifying amounted to obstruction of Congress, according to the articles of impeachment.