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Politics Senate trial expected to start January 21

12:41  14 january  2020
12:41  14 january  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling his Republican conference he expects the impeachment trial for President Trump to begin on Tuesday, January 21 , and last potentially three to five The House is expected to send over the articles on Wednesday or Thursday of this week, after

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling his Republican conference he expects the impeachment trial for President Trump to begin on Tuesday, January 21, and last potentially three to five weeks, two GOP senators told CBS News.

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The House is expected to send over the articles on Wednesday or Thursday of this week, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed the transmission. There aren't enough votes for an outright dismissal of the articles of impeachment, as Mr. Trump had hoped.

The trial will run six days a week, including Saturdays, but not Sundays, sources said. McConnell wants to make this "uncomfortable" for senators, a source added.

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The Senate is likely to start the impeachment trial against President Trump next Tuesday, January 21 . Two Republican senators tell CBS News that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling his conference the trial will start next week and could last several weeks.

Senator John Cornyn, a top Republican, told reporters Monday he thinks senators will be "glued to our chair, starting Tuesday."

"Tuesday is what I'm what's what it's really like feeling like," Cornyn said. "... And so we'd actually be glued to our chair, starting Tuesday ... that's what that's what it feels like right now and I realize things could change."

"That'd be my sense that we will get started with the effort, that doesn't end until it's over, on Tuesday of next week," Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri told CBS News. "And almost irrespective as long as we get it anytime this week."

Each side will get 24 hours to make their case. Chief Justice John Roberts will preside over the trial.

Republicans hope that after each side presents their case, they will then vote on whether to call witnesses. As CBS News has reported, the White House expects Republican defections, possibly enough to be able to call witnesses. Then, all 100 senators will be able to submit questions to the chief justice, who can then ask 16 hours of questions to both sides.

Republicans acknowledge that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to make the five most vulnerable Republicans up for reelection this year to vote on calling witnesses.

McConnell makes last-minute changes to Trump impeachment trial rules .
The sudden revision in the Senate's organizing resolution also ensures House Democrats' evidence will be admitted.The last-minute change was revealed on Tuesday as the organizing resolution for President Donald Trump's Senate trial was being read into the record on the Senate floor. The new version gives both side 24 hours to make their case over three days, instead of the two initially proposed by McConnell on Monday.

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