The Senate trial phase of President Donald Trump’s impeachment begins on Tuesday, January 21 at 1 p.m Eastern time. The first order of business will involve setting the rules for the trial, which have been a point of contention between Senate Republicans and Democrats for weeks.
Some of the rules that will be determined include how much time senators will be afforded to speak, as well as how long the trial proceedings will last.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed the rules resolution on Monday night. He proposed that Trump’s legal team and the assigned Democratic House managers will have the same amount of time to make their opening arguments as both parties had in the 1999 impeachment trial of former President Bill Clinton.
You can watch the full broadcast of President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial in the live-streamed video below:
Trump and his legal team have remained steadfast in the belief that the impeachment charges brought against them by Democrats are not Constitutionally valid. As Daily Sounder previously reported, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz claimed on Monday night that if the impeachment charges facing Trump were tried in a court of law, the judge would immediately toss them out.
Democrats insist that Trump is guilty of “abuse of power” over his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.