The next several weeks will be interesting for US President Donald Trump as the House of Representatives will be sending the president's impeachment charges to the Senate.
The chamber will ponder over whether Trump should be removed from office, and for a resulting trial to begin.
The US president faces allegations that he tried to persuade Ukraine to announce an investigation into his political rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
Daily Maverick associate editor Brooks Spector elaborates on what the handover process entails and what this means.
This is a fairly straightforward process... the House of Representatives will take a procedural vote today to agree formally to the actual handover and then physically they will walk the charge sheet across the hall and then the Republican-led Senate must adopt a rule, that is, a set of precise procedures.— Brooks Spector, Associate editor - Daily Maverick
The key issue within this order that the Senate will have to adopt will be whether or not further witnesses and documents can be subpoenaed, summoned and called to testify.— Brooks Spector, Associate editor - Daily Maverick
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