Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are closing in on an agreement on a trial resolution for the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, according to a person familiar with the talks.
Below is some of what has been agreed to, according to this person, but they note that this is not a complete list:
- On Tuesday, up to a four hour debate on issue of constitutionality of the trial and then they will vote at a simple majority threshold (a repeat of the vote Sen. Rand Paul forced a few weeks ago).
- Starting Wednesday at noon ET, up to 16 hours per side for presentations.
- At the request of the impeachment managers, a debate and vote on calling witnesses, if the managers want it.
- Per the request of the former President’s counsel, no trial proceedings during the Sabbath (between Friday after 5 p.m. ET or on Saturday). The trial would reconvene the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 14.