United States senators will vote on whether to convict or acquit President Donald Trump on Wednesday [File: Susan Walsh/The Associated Press]

The United States Senate impeachment trial of President  Donald Trump will conclude on Wednesday – its 13th day – with a final vote on whether to convict or acquit the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 

A two-thirds vote of senators – 67 out of 100 – is required for conviction. With Republicans holding a 53-47 majority, Trump’s acquittal is all but certain. 

On Monday, House of Representatives managers and Trump’s defence team presented their closing arguments, which were followed by a series of hearings in which senators, who had been gagged by strict rules during the trial, were given the chance to say how they planned to

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