Impeachment trial: Senate kicks off proceedings with bitter debate over rules | 1/21/2020 | Staff
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Here's a rundown of how the first day of the Senate trial is expected to play out:

At 1 p.m., the Senate convenes to sit as a court of impeachment.

Senate - Sergeant - Arms - Proclamation - Hear

The Senate sergeant at arms makes a proclamation: "Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye. All persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, president of the United States."

Possible swearing in of Senator James Inhofe, who was dealing with a family medical issue when other senators took the oath last week.

McConnell - Resolution - Rules - Trial

McConnell offers his organizing resolution setting the rules for the impeachment trial.

Two hours of debate on the McConnell resolution begins, divided evenly between the House managers and the White House defense team. Senators are not allowed to speak except to offer motions, amendments and votes, and during closed sessions.

Arguments - Resolution - Senators - Amendments - Hours

Following arguments on the resolution, senators can offer amendments, with two hours...
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