Vice News / 5 A jury in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will consider whether Trump committed impeachable offenses on Friday.
The trial is expected to last six weeks.
Here’s a rundown of what you need to know: 1.
What’s at stake?
A jury will decide whether Trump obstructed justice and whether the House or Senate can impeach him.
Prosecutors will argue that Trump lied under oath and violated the Constitution.
Prosecutors also contend that Trump’s actions were reckless and dangerous and should result in impeachment.
Here are the key points in the case: Trump was sworn in as president on Jan. 20.
He has not been accused of obstruction of justice or lying about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
What do we know about impeachment proceedings?
During the impeachment hearings, there were more than 100 witnesses who testified about the president’s alleged actions.
Trump has denied that he ever directed his attorney general to end the FBI investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Flynn pleaded guilty in December to lying to FBI investigators about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
What does the impeachment process look like?
A trial begins when a person is convicted of a felony.
The president has the ability to pardon or suspend that person’s sentence in most cases.
However, presidents have never pardoned someone who is under indictment.
What will happen in the trial?
The jury will begin deliberations Friday.
A judge will preside over the trial.
The jury could decide that Trump violated the law, and it could also determine that he was impeached for obstruction of Justice, which could trigger a trial.
How much will it cost?
The average trial costs about $10 million, according to a government-funded study commissioned by the US House Judiciary Committee.
If the trial is held to its conclusion, the trial could cost $200 million, or about $11 million per day.
A trial of a Trump presidency is expected in 2019.
Here is a look at the case that is at the center of the trial: 6.
What if the jury decides to convict Trump?
The decision could hinge on the jury’s reaction to a list of alleged misdeeds by Trump.
In some cases, the jury could choose to convict the president of obstruction or lying.
Other jurors could decide not to convict him.
A jury’s verdict could be appealed to the US Supreme Court.
Who is testifying?
President Donald J. Trump.
When is the trial scheduled to start?
The trial will begin Friday at 11 a.m. local time (11 a.M.
The trial could continue for up to four more weeks.
Who else is testifying at the trial and how will they respond?
President Trump has said that the jury will consist of three people: the president, his attorney and two members of the House Judiciary committee.
The House Judiciary chair, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Rep .
Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., will be among the witnesses.
How long will the trial last?
The Senate will convene for its first sitting since the end of the Obama administration at 1:30 p.m., Friday.
What is the evidence against Trump?
Prosecutors will show that Trump had direct knowledge of the alleged misconduct by Flynn.
Prosecutors want the jury to find that Flynn misled investigators about the extent of his conversations about sanctions with Kislyak and that he made false statements to the FBI and Congress.
Will Trump be found guilty?
The government says that Trump and his attorneys have agreed to a deal with the defense that will give them a window into the president and his aides’ thoughts about whether they could have stopped Flynn from lying to the government.
If Trump is found not guilty, his conviction will be quashed.
Trump is not allowed to resign and is expected, if convicted, to be impeached.
What happens if Trump is acquitted?
Trump has repeatedly claimed that the president will be acquitted and that his lawyers will be on the witness stand to testify.
What are the next steps for the Trump impeachment trial?
If Trump loses, the House will be able to impeach the president.
That would trigger a period of time during which the House would try to impeve a second time, with the president not able to serve a second term.
If a third impeachment trial is unsuccessful, then the House could elect a new president and elect a replacement for the current president.