January 15, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has officially announced the impeachment managers who will prosecute the case against President Trump.

Pelosi in a news conference Wednesday announced seven impeachment managers: Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Val Demings (D-Fla.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), and Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas).

Pelosi noted that this is Lofgren's third impeachment; as The New York Times reports, she was a House Judiciary Committee member during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, and she helped in the drafting of the charges against former President Richard Nixon as a law student.

The House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on a resolution naming the impeachment managers, setting up the articles charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to be transmitted to the Senate. The trial in the Senate is expected to begin next Tuesday, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Pelosi's naming of the impeachment managers comes a month after the articles of impeachment were passed in the House, and she argued Wednesday that "time has been our friend in all of this because it has yielded incriminating evidence." She also described Trump's impeachment as "an impeachment that will last forever." Brendan Morrow

2:11 p.m.

First lady Melania Trump is officially donning a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, although the jury's still out on whether her husband will follow suit.

In a social media post Thursday, the first lady shared a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a surgical mask, touting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation "to wear cloth face coverings."

"Remember, this does NOT replace the importance of social distancing," she wrote. "It is recommended to keep us all safe."

Melania's masking comes one week after President Trump announced he would not be wearing a mask, despite the CDC-issued guidelines urging people to do so. At the time, Trump implied that it would be odd to be "sitting in the Oval Office, behind that beautiful Resolute Desk" while wearing a mask, so it's unclear how he's taking this news.

The photo of the first lady appears to show her wearing a surgical mask rather than the CDC-recommended "cloth face covering," the former of which is recommended only for use by health care professionals and medical first responders amid critical supply shortages.