Accusation of the president of the United States, Donald Trump: What happens next?

WASHINGTON: The United States Senate will conclude its trial against Donald Trump this week, with a final vote scheduled for Wednesday. The Republican-controlled chamber is almost certain to acquit the president.


* The Senate trial will resume at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) with the president of the Supreme Court, John Roberts. There will be four hours of final arguments by political trial managers and White House lawyers. Then, the trial will be suspended and the Senate will hold a regular session to hear the senators' speeches about whether Trump should be convicted or acquitted. Roberts will not be present at this session.


* The speeches of the senators continue. Trump plans to deliver his annual address on the state of the Union to both houses of the United States Congress at 9 p.m. (0200 GMT).


* The trial resumes with an expected final vote on the absolution or conviction of the Republican president before 4 p.m. (2100 GMT).