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Donald Trump impeachment: What happens next?

The US Senate will conclude its impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump this week, with a final vote set for Wednesday. The Republican-controlled chamber is all but certain to acquit the president.

US President Donald Trump. (File photo: AP)

The US Senate will conclude its impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump this week, with a final vote set for Wednesday. The Republican-controlled chamber is all but certain to acquit the president.

Monday

The Senate trial will resume at 11 am (1600 GMT) with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. There will be four hours of closing arguments by the House impeachment managers and White House lawyers. The trial will then be recessed and the Senate will hold a regular session to hear speeches from senators on whether Trump should be convicted or acquitted. Roberts will not be present for this session.

Tuesday

Speeches by senators continue. Trump is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the Union address to both chambers of the US Congress at 9 pm (0200 GMT).

Wednesday

The trial resumes with a final vote expected on the acquittal or conviction of the Republican president by 4 pm (2100 GMT).

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