The Senate has begun a historic impeachment trial against President Donald Trump after officially receiving two articles of impeachment from the House yesterday afternoon. Senators were sworn in as jurors by Chief Justice John Roberts to consider the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress laid forth by the House. The full trial will begin in earnest on Tuesday, with House managers and White House defense lawyers set to present their respective cases.
In the House, lawmakers have adjourned for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day district work period. The lower chamber will resume legislative business on Monday, Jan. 27.