Stories by Alayna Treene

House managers plan for next week's Senate impeachment trial

House managers walk through the Capitol Rotunda
The seven House managers walk through the Capitol Rotunda to the Senate. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The seven House managers representing Democrats' case for the impeachment of President Trump will work through the weekend in their home districts refining their case, then will return to Washington on Sunday, where they will meet as a team at the Capitol, a Democratic aide working on the Senate trial told reporters Friday.

The bottom line: In their opening arguments this week, the managers will drive home their core message: That Trump undermined U.S. democracy by inviting a foreign government to interfere in U.S. elections on his behalf.

Trump impeachment trial opens with "impartial justice" oath

John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Trump.
John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Trump. Photo: Senate Television via AP

We're about to get our first impeachment trial in HD, but the rules and procedures are like entering a time capsule.

Driving the news: Senators sat quietly in their seats while Rep. Adam Schiff read the articles aloud.

House paves way for new evidence in impeachment trial

Pelosi and Mitch McConnell
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

28 days after the House voted to impeach President Trump, two articles and seven House managers will officially move over to the Senate for the third impeachment trial in U.S. history.

Why it matters: Barring a last-minute mutiny, Trump will be acquitted — but new information that the trial brings to light could prove politically damaging, both for the president and the Republican senators who have sought to protect him.