Democrats will have 24 hours over the next three days for their opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
Opening arguments are set to start at 1 PM ET on Wednesday.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.
1:15 PM: Schiff droning on and on about how Trump acted in a way that the Founders feared. Accuses Trump of trying to “cheat” in the 2020 election by withholding aid from Ukraine unless they announced they were investigating the Bidens.
I just asked Joe Biden about Senate Democrats considering swapping testimony of him or his son in exchange for John Bolton: “No they’re not,” Biden said.
Some of them are. “No they’re not,” he said again. Would he consider testifying? “No they’re not,” he said a third time.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 22, 2020
1:10 PM: First up is Schiff, the House’s head impeachment manager. The Senate will take a short break after about two hours.
1:05 PM: Senators join Roberts in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as day two is about to begin.
12:50 PM: Chief Justice John Roberts has arrived to preside over the Senate. He will soon gavel in the second day of the impeachment trial.
12:45 PM: Schiff, again pushing for witnesses, making the point at a press conference that Trump’s team (Sekulow) conceded that the Senate is not a “court of appeals.” He says Democrats will begin the trial with a “factual chronology” because House Managers cannot assume Senators know all of the details.
Trump earlier called the trial “a total hoax” and “a disgrace.”
.@PaulaReidCBS: “Mr. President, do you want to hear from witnesses in the impeachment trial? Your team has been a little inconsistent.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 22, 2020
Schumer claims Trump’s team was “unprepared” last night as he pushed amendment after amendment, keeping the Senate in session until 2 AM. Schumer refused McConnell’s offer to bundle all of the amendments.
Sen. Chuck Schumer: “The White House defense were unprepared, confused and totally unconvincing. White House counsel resorted to the kind of histrionics you see on Fox News evening broadcasts.” https://t.co/gSRupclymD pic.twitter.com/2KftsxKv7Z
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 22, 2020
One of the House Managers pouncing on Trump’s comments:
The second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: covering up witnesses and documents from the American people.
This morning the President not only confessed to it, he bragged about it:
“Honestly, we have all the material. They don’t have the material.” pic.twitter.com/DPAEFHIDjS
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) January 22, 2020