Trump Impeachment Trial | Senate Process | How The Rules Work
HOW IT STARTS
The trial can’t begin until Speaker Nancy Pelosi names her team of “impeachment managers,” the band of lawmakers who will argue their case on the Senate floor. In 1999, the House appointed 13 managers, each responsible for a nuanced aspect of the factual and constitutional case against Clinton.
If Pelosi, who hasn’t said how many managers she’ll appoint, moves to formally name her team on Tuesday or Wednesday, the trial would begin this week. Look for House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, who led the impeachment inquiry, to be among the managers.
Senate rules require the chamber to receive the managers the day after they’re named, so the trial will begin quickly after Pelosi appoints them.
The oath (day 1): Once managers arrive at the Senate, they will…