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Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

Update: 2020-01-2211
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The first full day of the Trump impeachment trial has been dominated by partisan fighting over the rules of the proceedings.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released his resolution outlining the next steps, including a week of hours-long opening arguments, on Monday. By Tuesday, ahead of the debate, Senate leaders made additional changes to the trial timeline.

Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell called the resolution "a fair road map," that closely tracks precedents. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the rules "completely partisan." He said McConnell's resolution seems "designed by President Trump for President Trump."

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political reporter Tim Mak.

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Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

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