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The Senate Impeachment Trial: What Can We Expect?




Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Roy Blunt, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Sen. Pat Leahy arrive to the Senate chamber for impeachment proceedings at the U.S. Capitol on January 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Roy Blunt, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Sen. Pat Leahy arrive to the Senate chamber for impeachment proceedings at the U.S. Capitol on January 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Chief Justice John Roberts led the swearing in of senators yesterday, officially kicking off the start of the senate impeachment trial. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

Capitol Hill is preparing to undergo the next step in the impeachment process. The House voted to send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate earlier this week. The House prosecution team, led by House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, will present their case as to why the impeachment of President Donald Trump is valid and convince Republican senators to allow the inclusion of new documents and witnesses to the trial. Trump’s team will be led by White House counsel Pat Cippolone, and will include Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr. Chief Justice Roberts will preside over the trial. Senator Mitch McConnell has stated his desire for the trial to be a short process, but Democrats have been pushing for the presentation of witnesses. With the historic trial on slate to begin Tuesday with opening arguments, there will be a lot to watch out for as we move into this next phase of impeachment. 

Today on AirTalk, we answer questions you may have about impeachment as the Senate takes over and starts their trial. Call in to tell us what you want to know at 866-893-5722.

With files from the Associated Press

Guest:

Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News; he tweets at @NPRrelving