The long, confusing, uncertain wait is over. The House officially sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate last evening (there was a whole signing event and procession and everything). There will be more pomp and circumstance today, when the House’s seven new impeachment managers read the articles aloud in the Senate. Then, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in senators. After that, the Senate trial can officially start Tuesday, and everyone can stop pontificating over what happens next.
The Senate also released its decorum guidelines for the trial, which read like the rules of a high school exam: no phones, no talking and no outside reading. President Trump reacted to this new phase by calling the impeachment a “hoax” during a conversation with Republican senators. Get briefed on the latest evidence and revelations in the historic process with CNN’s Impeachment Watch podcast.
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