HOW IT STARTS
The trial can’t start till Speaker Nancy Pelosi names her group of “impeachment managers,” the band of lawmakers who will argue their case on the Senate flooring. In 1999, the Home appointed 13 managers, every chargeable for a nuanced facet of the factual and constitutional case in opposition to Clinton.
If Pelosi, who hasn’t stated what number of managers she’ll appoint, strikes to formally title her group on Tuesday or Wednesday, the trial would start this week. Search for Home Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and Home Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, who led the impeachment inquiry, to be among the many managers.
Senate guidelines require the chamber to obtain the managers the day after they’re named, so the trial will start shortly after Pelosi appoints them.
The oath (day 1): As soon as managers arrive on the Senate, they are going to learn aloud the textual content of the articles of impeachment. The identical day, Chief Justice John Roberts shall be ushered into the chamber to preside over the trial. (Enjoyable truth: Of the six senators who escorted Roberts’ predecessor William Rehnquist into the chamber, only one stays within the Senate: Patrick Leahy of Vermont.)
Roberts, whose job shall be to implement the principles of the Senate in addition to the procedures that the chamber in the end adopts, shall be sworn in after which administer an oath to all 100 senators requiring them to “do neutral justice in accordance…