The uncertainties in the historic impeachment inquiry now under way in the Congress are astronomical. But impeachment sentiment is rising, and a trial of the President in the Senate is increasingly probable. Senators and Representatives are trying to determine how and when these momentous events will unfold.
Assuming that there is no protracted wrangling or unforeseen delaysa risky presumptionand that the entire process will run its full course, the following is a rough but plausible timetable:
By May 30. The House Judiciary Committee votes articles of impeachment against the President.
First Week in June. Debate on impeachment begins before the full House. Judiciary Committee...