The rules for the Trump impeachment trial are set after fiery marathon Senate session: Here’s what happened

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The rules for the Trump impeachment trial are set after fiery marathon Senate session: Here’s what happened
William Cummings
Bart Jansen
Christal Hayes
Nicholas Wu
Savannah Behrmann
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – The rules and general procedures outlining how the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will move forward were set with the passage of a resolution along party lines after a marathon Senate session that stretched into early Wednesday.

Democrats put forward 11 amendments that would have issued subpoenas to current and former Trump administration officials and to various government entities for relevant documents and information. All were defeated in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The resolution calls for opening statements to begin Wednesday at 1 p.m. Both sides will each have 24 hours over three to days to argue the case.

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