President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is officially getting underway today and is expected to last for at least a couple of weeks, maybe longer. But how can you watch it online today, January 21, 2020? Read on for all the details, including embedded live streams you can watch right here in the story below.
Watch Trump’s Impeachment Trial in the Streams Below
The impeachment trial is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Eastern today, with the Senate session opening an hour earlier at 12 p.m. Eastern. There are many live stream options available for watching if you don’t have cable. We’ve included a number of live streams that you can watch right here, along with other sources for watching the impeachment trial.
Today, the Senate is voting on McConnell’s resolution and the rules for the impeachment trial. If all goes smoothly, then opening arguments could begin as early as Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eastern and last until 1 a.m. Eastern each day.
The first live stream you can watch is below from Fox 10 Phoenix. This one begins before the actual trial starts, so you can hear some commentary before everything begins.
PBS News Hour is offering its own live stream below.
ABC News is offering a live stream below.
Fox News’ coverage of the impeachment trial is below.
NBC News’ live stream is below.
How To Watch the Senate Trial Online from Other Sources
You can watch the Senate impeachment trial live on C-SPAN.org starting at 1 p.m. Eastern (but the Senate will be called into session at 12 p.m. Eastern.) Most people (including schedules listed on the TV Guide) are expecting today’s trial to wrap up between 6 and 7 p.m. Eastern. However, there’s a distinct possibility that it could go on longer, possibly even lasting for 12 hours until 1 a.m. Eastern, CNN reported.
The link to watch on C-SPAN’s website is here. This is officially day 2 of the Senate impeachment trial, but the first day consisted mostly of swearing in officials. C-SPAN is providing live, gavel-to-gavel uninterrupted coverage on the Senate floor.
CNN is also offering impeachment trial streaming on its own homepage without requiring a cable log-in. CNN told Heavy: “In addition to live reporting and analysis across CNN Digital platforms, CNN will be live streaming this week’s Senate impeachment trial live in its entirety, without requiring log–in to a cable provider, to CNN.com’s homepage, across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV.”
Democrats want to call witnesses, but Mitch McConnell’s resolution doesn’t allow for that. So debates on these topics will be in a closed session, AP noted. Expect much of today to revolve around resolutions for organizing the impeachment, along with motions on evidence and witnesses. In fact, some expect Trump’s legal team might move to dismiss the entire trial.
Today’s trial could end around 7 p.m. Eastern or last longer (but no longer than 1 a.m. Eastern.) If all the resolutions pass, then opening arguments could begin Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eastern until 1 a.m. Eastern.
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