Former President Donald Trump will face a second indictment after the US Senate rejected Republican arguments as unconstitutional.
If so the senators were asked to vote Mr. Trump He can try even if he is no longer in office.
It was approved by 56 to 44, with six Republican senators voting in favor of Democrats and independents – Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sauce and Pat Doomi.
This means the case, which sits in the arbitral tribunal with the senators, will take place on Wednesday, which will last until the middle of next week.
Adam Parsons is in Washington D.C. for Sky News and is overseeing operations.
So now we know. The indictment will of course take place; Donald Trump, again, will face a Senate test.
After several weeks of questions and doubts, angry queues and legal objections, the process will be dismissed.
They will be stressed with a test that will continue over the weekend and next week.
There is still the possibility that enough Republican senators are not ready to vote against Donald Trump when it comes to the final vote.
But as long as there is uncertainty, the United States will keep its breath.
The first day of this indictment should focus on a legal argument about whether the trial should even progress. But things are not so straightforward in Washington DC right now.
Between the historical reference and the legal debates, the question of the sacred constitution of the United States was questioned as to whether it was constitutional to accuse a president who had already resigned.
In fact, where does the theoretical element end, “What do you think about Trump?” The element begins.
So the opening minutes of this legal debate followed a long film produced by Mr Trump’s Democrats, showing Capital’s storm on January 6, interrupted by the shocking reaction of those inside and outside the debate chamber, after the chaotic destruction and Mr Trump’s tweets.
“If it’s not a crime, it’s nothing,” said Chuck Schumer, who leads the Democratic majority in the Senate. He said the allegations against Mr Trump were harsher than those ever leveled against a president.
Then came Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin, who leads the “charge managers” team, against Mr Trump.
He downplayed the notion that the former president was acquitted because his term was already over – the basis for Mr Trump’s claim that the path was unconstitutional.
“If the president’s arguments for the January exception are confirmed, even if everyone agrees that he is guilty of these events and the evidence is proven, it’s certainly, as we think, the president instigated a violent uprising.
“On the day Congress convenes to conclude the presidential election, you will believe that the Senate can do nothing about this, that there is no inquiry, that there are no facts.
“He wants you to determine that the Senate is powerless at that time.
Mr Trump’s lawyers were adamant that the trial was futile. For one thing, Bruce Custer, during a speech with lengthy pauses, had already made voters realize that he had no right to carry out an investigation that could remove a president from office.
His colleague David Shoen gave more voice.
“This test will open up more wounds across the country,” he said. “This is an attempt to get 74 million American voters to vote.”
But their objections were rejected. Instead, the test will begin Wednesday afternoon and continue until the weekend and next week.
Proving the former president would require a two-thirds majority, with at least 17 Republican senators voting against him.
It feels very unlikely. But if that happens, the damage to American politics and society will be enormous.
More than 74 million people voted for Mr. Trump in the last election, and many supported him because he insulted the Washington establishment.
It would be unusual and harmful for the same political establishment to ban him from being punished now and running for office again.