The Washington Post reports:
In a four-page resolution, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the opening arguments would begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with each side given 24 hours to present their case over a two-day period. The Senate will vote on the resolution Tuesday.
The question of witnesses would be decided after senators have 16 hours to question the two parties.
The White House argued in a legal brief filed Monday that the two articles of impeachment against President Trump are “structurally deficient,” decrying a “rigged process” and urging senators to “immediately” acquit the president of the charges that will be formally presented at his trial that starts in earnest this week.
This is BIG from the McConnell resolution:
None of the evidence from the House gets automatically admitted.
Every document must be printed for senators, then they’ll vote later on whether to admit House evidence in Senate trial.
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) January 20, 2020
New – McConnell circulates organizing resolution to Senate GOP offices. Each side can argue for up to 24 hours over “two session days.” Also, any witnesses must be deposed first. The Senate will vote on witnesses after arguments/senator questions. https://t.co/zQTK80amHX pic.twitter.com/MmO5OWDGEP
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 20, 2020
It’s official: McConnell’s organizing resolution obtained by the @washingtonpost allows for 24 hours of opening arguments for each side, in “two session days,” to begin 1 p.m. Wednesday
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 20, 2020