Dispute over rules erupts on impeachment's first full day

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Created: January 22, 2020 05:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - A rancorous dispute over rules marked the first full day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

A proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would have imposed a tight two-day schedule for opening arguments by each side. The proposed rules package drew immediate protests from Democrats, and some Republicans made their concerns known in private during a GOP lunch.


McConnell quickly added an extra day for opening arguments and agreed that evidence from the House impeachment proceedings will be included in the record.

After nearly 13 hours of debate over Democratic amendments, the rules for the trial were adopted unchanged in a party-line vote early Wednesday.

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