Trump Impeachment Trial Begins with Rules Fight
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol in a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his actions.

On the eve of the trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed a condensed, two-day calendar for each side's opening arguments.

The rules package will be one of the first orders of business when senators convene about midday Tuesday.

Trump's lawyers are seeking swift acquittal. But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer call's McConnell's plan “a national disgrace."

When the trial begins in earnest, Trump will be attending a global leaders conference in Davos, Switzerland.

Published 04:46 AM, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020
Updated 06:04 AM, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020



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