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Impeachment trial: Trump’s Senate trial set to begin.



The Senate impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday, as several key details regarding the duration and structure of the trial remain unsettled, according to reports.

Lawyers for both sides will submit pre-trial briefs on Monday ahead of this week’s proceedings regarding the former president’s role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol building.

What you need to know

  • Trump’s attorneys will submit a pre-trial brief on Monday morning; House managers have until noon ET to file a rebuttal
  • The ex-president’s legal team and House managers offered their initial arguments for and against Trump on February 2
  • The Senate is unlikely to achieve the two-thirds majority vote required to convict the former president, according to news outlets
  • The House voted on January 13 to impeach the former president