The Senate Deposition Process against President Donald Trump is entering its next phase on Wednesday. Now that the opening arguments are over, senators have the opportunity to ask questions to the house managers and lawyers of the president. Wednesday's session starts at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.
Under the supervision of the Supreme Court Supreme Court, John Roberts, the trial runs six days a week, including Saturday, possibly several weeks. After listening to hours of testimony from both sides, the question and the answer section will have the senators send written questions that will be read by Chief Justice Roberts for the next two days. This phase lasts 1
The questions will come in the midst of what is going to happen, with Senate leader Mitch McConnell reportedly against fellow Republican senators Tuesday that he does not yet have the votes needed to block the Senate from calling witnesses, because some senators are undecided.
Democrats try to call former national security adviser John Bolton to testify. In a manuscript for his upcoming book unveiled by The New York Times, Bolton says that Trump has committed $ 391 million in military aid to Ukraine unless he was assisted in investigating his political rivals.
The issue is whether Trump should be removed from office because of his behavior in dealing with Ukraine. That includes a phone call in July in which he appears to have asked the new president of that country to investigate former US vice-president Joe Biden, currently a democratic presidential candidate, and his son Hunter Biden's ties with a Ukrainian gas company in exchange for the US Army
In December, the House voted two articles of accusation in which Trump was accused of abuse of power and hampered Congress. Both votes were largely along party lines in the Democratically controlled House. The votes of 67 senators in the senate controlled by the republicans are required to put the president out of office.
Full coverage of the charge test can be found on CBS News here.
How can I watch?
Different news networks and outlets will stream the events of the day. A number of broadcasters, including PBS and cable news channels Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and C-SPAN, have pre-programmed regular programming to offer live broadcasts. (Disclosure: CNET is a division of CBS Interactive, owned by ViacomCBS.)
Local broadcasters CBS, ABC and NBC have also banned regular programming for broadcasting the trial.
You can also test live streaming for free online at sites such as C-SPAN or through YouTube channels for various news channels, including CBS News that is included above.
What time does it start?
The Senate process starts on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
Who else has been dropped off?
Trump is the third president to be deposed by the House since the constitution was adopted in 1788. President Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were also deposed.
President Richard Nixon resigned before the House had the opportunity to accuse him of his role in the Watergate scandal. Both Johnson and Clinton were acquitted by the Senate in their respective deposition sentences.
What does Trump have to say?
In a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in December prior to the House vote, Trump destroyed the procedure and said, "more appropriate trial was offered to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials. "
"It is time for you and the very partisan Democrats in Congress to immediately stop this accusation fantasy and go back to work for the American people," wrote the president. "Although I don't expect you to do that, I am writing this letter to you for the purpose of history and to place my thoughts on a permanent and indelible report."
He has since responded and tweeted shame " and a " hoax ." While the conversation started over the weekend for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify, Trump tweeted Monday that he had never told Bolton & # 39; to help Ukraine to investigate.about the accusation, calling it a "
Bolton writes in his new book, the design of which was described to The New York Times, that Trump refused. Release $ 391 million in military aid unless Ukraine helped investigate its political rivals.
Where can I find out more about deposition?
CBS News has full coverage of the deposition process, investigation and procedures.
Originally published on November 12 and regularly updated.
Correction, November 14: An earlier version of this story incorrectly describes Joe Biden. He is a democratic presidential candidate.