The US Senate is set to launch an impeachment trial against President Trump on Tuesday at 1 pm local time. The Senate is largely controlled by the Republican party making Trump's ouster highly unlikely.
On 19 December, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The move followed a formal impeachment inquiry launched against the president over a whistleblower's complaint about his 25 July call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky. The so-called whistleblower alleged that Trump "pressured" his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate potential corruption involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing, repeatedly dismissing the impeachment inquiry as another "witch-hunt" aimed at reversing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.