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McConnell Proposes Delaying the Impeachment Trial Until February to Let Trump’s Team Prepare

(CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing that the Senate give former President Donald Trump’s legal team two weeks to prepare for the upcoming impeachment trial once the Senate receives the article and delay its start until mid-February.

McConnell’s proposal to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer throws the timing of the trial further into doubt, though it remains to be seen if Democrats would go along with the plan. House Democrats could still send the impeachment article over to the Senate and start the trial the next day.

Asked if he had heard a response from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, McConnell told CNN Wednesday, “Not yet but we continue to talk about it.”
Negotiations between Schumer and McConnell over the impeachment trial are directly tied to the efforts to get President Joe Biden’s nominees confirmed and the Senate’s power-sharing agreement finalized, per sources with knowledge of the matter.

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