Senate rules: Takeaways from Trump’s Impeachment

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  • The senate had formulated the ground rules for president’s Trump Trials post the debate.
  • Along the party lines, the Senate voted down multiple amendments from Democrats aimed at targeting evidence.
  • After that, Chief Justice reprimanded the House impeachment manager and White House counsel.
  • Mr McConell made last-minute changes to the rules after criticism from Democrats and Republicans.
  • As his trial progressed, Mr Trump boasted about the American economy in Switzerland.

The Senate formulated the rules for Trump’s trial after the debate.

Senate formulated rules for trump. Also, Republicans pushed the ground rules for Trump’s impeachment trial on a party-line vote of 53 to 47.

The adoption of the rules brought an end to 12 hours of fierce debate. In the debate, House Managers and lawyers clashed over the role of Senate in seeking additional evidence relevant to allege Mr Trump for abusing power and obstruction of Congress.

As per the rules, orchestrated by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, Trump’s lawyers will have 24 hours for arguing their cases in favour of and against his impeachment.

Senators will have 16 hours to ask questions. After that, the Senate will consider the matter of subpoenaing the witnesses or documents.

It convened after the trial of Mr Trump who was accused of abusing the power of his office. Senators requested to keep their mouth shut, or they will have to go behind the bars.

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