Today, after a long and contentious round of debate and votes, which lasted into the early morning hours, the Senate Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will begin opening arguments. The Senate session is scheduled to begin at 1pm EST
Prosecuting the House’s case will be a team of seven Democratic House Managers, named last week by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff of California. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, are expected to take the lead in arguing the President’s case.
Yesterday a slightly modified version of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Rules Resolution was voted on, and passed. It will be the guideline for how the trial is handled. All proposed amendments from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were voted down.
The adopted Resolution will:
Give the House Impeachment Managers 24 hours, over a 3 day period, to present opening arguments.
Give President Trump’s legal team 24 hours, over a 3 day period, to present opening arguments.
Allow a period of 16 hours for Senator questions, to be addressed through Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.
Allow for a vote on a motion to consider the subpoena of witnesses or documents once opening arguments and questions are complete.
The Articles of Impeachment brought against President Donald Trump are:
You can watch or listen to the proceedings live, via the links below:
You can also listen online via:
Discussion Thread – Day 2 Part I
Discussion Thread – Day 2 Part II
Discussion Thread – Day 3 Part I
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