Senator Ted Cruz appears for a discussion on the Senate impeachment trial. Cruz walks through the most likely scenario of 24 hours prosecution case (two or three days), then 24 hours of defense case (two or three days); then the individual Senators submitting questions to the Chief Justice, John Roberts, to ask both sides. This phase of the process should take two to three weeks total. Then the issue of “witnesses” will be debated.
While the first week is unfolding in the Senate, President Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and negotiating more economic benefits for the U.S. Quite a remarkable contrast.
Adopted yesterday by unanimous consent:
- A Summons to the White House notifying them of the impeachment trial will be issued by the Senate and delivered by Saturday January 18th, 2020, 6:00pm,
- The House of Representatives (impeachment managers) have a deadline of 5:00pm Saturday, January 18th, 2020, for the filing of their impeachment brief to the Senate.
- The White House (defense lawyers) have a response deadline of 5:00pm Monday, January 20th, for their response to the House impeachment brief.
- The House of Representatives (impeachment managers) have a deadline of Noon Tuesday, January 21st, for their rebuttal brief to the White House defense brief.
- The Senate Trial begins at 1:00pm Eastern, Tuesday January 21st, 2020.
Senators will not be allowed to bring their cell phones or any electronic device into the Senate chamber while the trial is underway.