Senate Republicans plan speedy Trump trial

Senate Republicans plan to pass impeachment trial rules giving both the White House counsel and House impeachment managers 24 hours over two days each to make opening arguments. That will be followed by 16 total hours of questions and answers, culminating in a four-hour debate and a critical vote over whether to consider witnesses or new information, according to a draft obtained by POLITICO.

There is no explicit reference to a motion to dismiss the trial in the resolution. The Senate is expected to vote on the measure on Tuesday, with Republicans set to vote along party lines and ignore Democrats’ demands to lock in witnesses and new documentary evidence before the trial’s arguments begin later this week.