by Joe Callen | Washington Editor
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday released a resolution laying out the ground rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Trump’s team and the House of Representatives have until 9 a.m. on Wednesday to file any motions. The exception being motions to subpoena witnesses or documents. All responses filed to any motions have to be in by 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
The trial will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The House will have two days to make their case for impeachment but their time allotment cannot exceed 24 hours. After that, Trump’s legal team will be given two days to make their case and again, that cannot exceed a 24 hour time period.
Once the president’s team finishes their presentation, senators can ask questions but they are limited to a 16-hour time frame. There will then be a 4-hour argument split between the House and Trump’s team. Deliberation will follow. At that time the Senate will decide whether or not to subpoena witnesses or documents.
If the Senate decides to allow either side to subpoena witnesses, the witnesses will undergo a deposition and then the Senate will decide if those witnesses will testify.
Once the deliberations are concluded the Senate will vote on each individual article of impeachment.
Below is the full resolution:
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