Impeachment Trial Day 5: What time does it start, how to watch, what to expect

Impeachment Trial Day 5: What to expect

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues Saturday as his legal team begins his defense against two impeachment charges.

Here is how you can watch the proceedings on television and online:

What time does it start: The Senate will reconvene at 10 a.m. and the trial will continue then.

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How can you watch: The trial will be live on cable news networks – CNN, Fox, MSNBC and others – and on CSPAN-2. Broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, NBC – have not announced whether they will broadcast the trial live. But if they don’t, they have their own online sites where you can follow along – go to the home page for each network and you’ll see a link to live coverage.

The networks also have YouTube channels where the livestream of their coverage of the trial can be accessed. Most local television and newspaper sites will also have livestreams on their websites. Go to the TV or newspaper homesite and look for a link.

What to expect: On Saturday, the president’s attorneys will begin their opening arguments.

Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal attorney, told reporters Friday night, “Look, for whatever reason, the House managers decided to not just open the door, but kick the door open on the Burisma-Biden matter,” suggesting that at least part of the president’s defense will focus on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

The session on Saturday is expected to last about three hours, from 10 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow, left, walks with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, right, as they arrive at the Capitol in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow, left, walks with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, right, as they arrive at the Capitol in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Julio Cortez/AP)