February 9th local time, the U.S. Senate voted 56 to agree, and the result of 44 against confirmed that the impeachment trial of former U.S. President Trump was constitutional.
After the Senate determines that the trial is constitutional, starting from noon local time on February 10, the impeachment manager of the House of Representatives and the Trump lawyer team will make their own statements, each party’s statement can last up to 16 hours.
After the presentations of both sides are completed, the senator has four hours to ask questions, and the impeachment manager can also summon witnesses.
According to local media reports, the debate may last until the 12th, but it may also last until next week.
According to the passed trial rules, if the trial is not completed by the 13th, the Senate intends to hold a session on Sunday 14th to continue the impeachment trial.
Some analysts predict that if the prosecution and defense agree not to summon witnesses, the final vote on the outcome of the trial may be held on February 14 or 15 local time.