How to watch impeachment hearings in the US

Watch how the US Senate is debating impeachment hearings. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee has invited witnesses to appear before it.

It is expected to vote to hear from the top two witnesses to the investigation, John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming, and Donald McGahn, the Democratic chair of the committee.

They are the first people to be named in a criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

The committee is also expected to announce whether to indict the president.

In his opening statement, Mr Barrasso said the committee was investigating allegations that Russia meddled in the election and he wanted to hear directly from those responsible for the meddling. 

Mr McGahn said the hearings would be open to the public and that he had been invited to testify by his Republican colleagues.

“This is not a partisan process.

I am not here to tell you that I believe you should go to jail,” Mr McGahn told the committee, as it began questioning him about his involvement in the investigation. 

“You may be charged with treason.

“The Russian interference, by all accounts, has been a serious matter and I think that this should be investigated and the American people should be informed.” “

What is the investigation? “

The Russian interference, by all accounts, has been a serious matter and I think that this should be investigated and the American people should be informed.” 

What is the investigation? 

The committee has not named a target but has made it clear that it is looking at any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

What are the chances of a conviction? 

Mr Barrasso and Mr McGhan have both been accused of being involved in a “cover-up” by Trump campaign officials and by Mr Trump himself. 

Who is the witness? 

There are no known witnesses to testify at the hearings.

Mr Barrackos lawyer, David Boies, has said the testimony will focus on Mr McGana, Mr McGawans relationship with Russia and his role in the campaign. 

How will the hearings be conducted? 

Members of the Judiciary Committee are expected to read a statement and then ask questions of witnesses.

They will be allowed one hour to question witnesses and one hour for questions. 

Why is it important? 

Although there is no evidence of collusion, the Senate is conducting its investigation into the Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, including the possible involvement of the Trump camp. 

Will there be a vote on whether to impeach Mr Trump? 

If Mr Barraskos or Mr McGaan are found to have engaged in illegal conduct, they will face impeachment proceedings under the US Constitution.

If no action is taken, the issue will be referred to the House of Representatives for a vote. 

Do I need to be present at the hearing? 

Witnesses can attend hearings in person or via videoconference. 

Are there cameras on the committee? 

Yes, but they will not be allowed to film. 

Is it possible to block the proceedings? 

You can, but you will need to show your face and your name to the committee or anyone else present at your questioning. 

Can I take notes? 

No, you cannot record the questioning.

Can I use video recording equipment? 

For video, there are no restrictions. 

Where can I watch the hearings? 

They will be livestreamed on YouTube. 

Read more: The US Senate Judiciary committee is investigating Russian interference into the 2016 election

When will the US impeachment hearings start?

Ahead of the first US impeachment hearing of the Trump administration, the US House of Representatives has passed a bill allowing lawmakers to start the impeachment process on Tuesday.

The bill was introduced by Representative Eric Swalwell of California, who is the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

“Impeachment is about doing what’s right and preserving the Constitution,” Swalco said on Wednesday.

“We’re not going to start with impeachment proceedings.

We’re going to go to impeachment, and we’re going see what happens.”

On Tuesday, the House voted 237-180 to approve the bill.

On Wednesday, the Senate will hold a final vote before the bill can be considered by the full House.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has already called the impeachment hearings a “trial balloon” designed to create a public relations disaster for President Donald Trump, said on Twitter on Tuesday that the bill is not necessary to start impeachment proceedings, saying that the Senate can begin impeachment proceedings without the bill in the first place.

“Congress has the power to impeach a president for any reason,” Ryan said.

“The Senate has the authority to convict.”

The legislation will allow the House to begin impeachment hearings by issuing subpoenas to the president and other senior officials and then issuing them a “finding” on impeachment, Swalwe said.

The House could then move on to the Senate to decide whether to recommend that impeachment be brought about, and the president could then decide whether or not to proceed with impeachment.

Swalway said that it is unlikely that the US government will collapse as a result of the impeachment proceedings because of the president’s lack of support from his own party.

“I would expect that the Democrats would not try to do anything to derail this process,” Swallwell said.

However, Swallway added that the House bill would not be a constitutional coup, and said it would not end the impeachment debate, but instead would merely give the House the opportunity to vote to impeak the president.

“This is not about impeaching the president,” Swallow said.

Swallof said that if the House passes the impeachment bill, it will send a message to the other members of Congress who will be able to vote for impeachment, saying, “We have this power.

This is the power that we have.”

Swalways bill is the latest in a series of impeachment attempts by Democrats in the US.

In March, Democrats in Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democratic caucus, introduced the Impeachment Plots Act, which would have allowed the House and Senate to impeal Trump if they wanted to.

Pelosi, who was the top leader of House Democrats when impeachment proceedings began in 2005, was replaced by Nancy Klick, who had never held elected office before becoming the speaker of the United States House.

However in November, Democrats voted to impeached the Trump presidency for breaking the law.

The impeachment hearings are currently scheduled to start on Monday.