House of Representatives gears up for a historic Trump impeachment hearing

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House of Representatives gears up for a historic Trump impeachment hearing

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida, U.S., November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Florida.

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  • The House of Representatives on Wednesday is kicking off a historic hearing that will culminate in the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
  • Trump is on course to become the third president in US history to be impeached.
  • The hearing is begins at 9 a.m. ET and will feature several hours of debate as Democrats make the case for impeachment and Republicans defend Trump.
  • Scroll down to follow Insider's live coverage of the hearing.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday will hold a historic hearing that is on course to end in the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The Democratic-controlled chamber has enough votes to impeach Trump and is expected to do so later in the afternoon.

The hearing will begin with a procedural vote on the terms of debate that the House Rules Committee fleshed out on Tuesday.

That vote is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET. The final vote on impeachment is set to take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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The hearing will be broadcast on the major cable news networks, and Insider will embed a livestream below when it begins.

Scroll down to follow Insider's live coverage of the proceedings:

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