Impeachment trial live updates: Chief Justice John Roberts to arrive in Senate on a day of ritual and formalities Here’s what you need to know to understand the impeachment of President Trump. What’s happening now: Trump is now the third U.S. president to be impeached, after the House of Representatives adopted both articles of impeachment against him. What happens next: Impeachment does not mean that the president has been removed from office. The Senate must hold a trial to make that determination. The House voted Wednesday to appoint impeachment managers and transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, meaning a trial will start this week. Here’s more on what happens next. How we got here: A whistleblower complaint led Pelosi to announce the beginning of an official impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24. Closed-door hearings and subpoenaed documents related to the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky followed. After two weeks of public hearings in November, the House Intelligence Committee wrote a report that was sent to the House Judiciary Committee, which held its own hearings. Pelosi and House Democrats announced the articles of impeachment against Trump on Dec. 10. The Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Stay informed: Read the latest reporting and analysis on impeachment here. Listen: Follow The Post’s coverage with daily updates from across our podcasts. Want to understand impeachment better? Sign up for the 5-Minute Fix to get a guide in your inbox every weekday. Have questions? Submit them here, and they may be answered in the newsletter.