Donnie’s Impeachment: What Happens Next?

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Donald Trump on Wednesday evening became the third president in US history to be impeached. Here’s a timeline of how we got here.

And here are the next steps:

The selection of impeachment managers

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, must settle on a team, known as “impeachment managers”, to make the case against Trump in a Senate trial to begin next month.

Referral of impeachment to the Senate

The transfer of impeachment from the House to the Senate is expected to happen in short order. But some Trump critics have urged Pelosi to consider not transferring the case immediately to the Senate, where the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has made clear his wishes to dismiss the case without calling witnesses .

The Senate trial (and likely acquittal)

McConnell has said the Senate will host a trial in January on whether to convict and remove Trump from office, as prescribed in the constitution. But McConnell and the minority leader, Chuck Schumer, have staked out opposing positions on the terms of the trial, including what witnesses will be called and evidence admitted.


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