House managers and defense lawyers are set to deliver their closing arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, after Democrats’ failure to secure new witness testimony and documents all but guaranteed an acquittal.
The seven House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., will take to the floor of the Senate at 11 a.m. ET to make their final pitch that Trump deserves to be removed from office for allegedly abusing his power and obstructing Congress through dealings with Ukraine.
The House managers and Trump’s legal team will share four hours to make their final points. A formal vote on whether to convict or acquit Trump is set for 4 p.m. on Wednesday — the day after Trump delivers his State of the Union address.
Senators will hear from both the House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), and Trump’s lawyers, led by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump personal lawyer Jay Sekulow. The trial is expected to end Wednesday with an acquittal.
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