New Details About the Timeline of Trump's Senate Trial

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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 12:05 PM
New Details About the Timeline of Trump's Senate Trial

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Fox News Reporter Chad Pergram is reporting new details about the schedule of the Senate's impeachment trial. The upper chamber is expected to debate and consider multiple motions as the Senate trial moves into its second week. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expects the impeachment trial to begin in earnest on Tuesday as the senate considers various motions. The Senate majority leader has stated that he has the votes to allow the Senate to set rules for the trial that do not require calling additional witnesses to testify. The vote to consider new witnesses is expected to come towards the end of the impeachment trial. 

Long days are expected next week, with the House likely presenting its case all day Wednesday and Thursday, and the defense making its rebuttal on Friday and Saturday. 

As the debate continues on whether or not additional witnesses should be called to testify in the impeachment trial, a motion on the subject of new witnesses is expected to fall, reportedly on Monday, January 27th, before a final motion to dismiss. 

On Saturday, the deadline for the House's trial brief is 5 p.m. EST, and the president's answers to the two articles of impeachment leveled against him by the House are due just an hour later.