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tv   Senate Impeachment Trial Studio Show  CSPAN  January 21, 2020 12:58pm-1:19pm EST

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desire to cover it up. whether the senate will conduct a fair trial and a full airing of the facts, or rushed to a predetermined political outcome. my colleagues, the eyes of the nation, the eyes of history, the eyes of the founding fathers are upon us. history will be our final judge. will senators rise to the occasion? i yield the floor. >> under the previous order the leadership time is reserved. morning business is closed. under the previous order the senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair. >> in the impeachment trial of
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president donald trump will begin shortly, 1:00 eastern just a minute or two away. we heard the opening comments from beginning the senate session from the majority leader mitch mcconnell come from the democratic leader chuck schumer. yesterday the majority leader released a resolution that will guide the impeachment trial that will consume all of the debate today and the majority leader saying senators should quote, we should remain in session today until we complete the resolution. resolution. you can read that resolution at c-span.org. that resolution says this. it says the managers and the president's attorneys will each have up to 24 hours over two days, that's a total of 48 hours to present their cases. centered one of the 16 hours for questions, motions to subpoena witnesses and documents, four hours of debate and then following that deliberation and vote on witnesses and documents. you heard from the democratic leader chuck schumer that he
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will offer a a number of amendments to the resolution and that could mean we will be in for a fairly long day on the senate floor. a tweet, mcconnell says he will move to table democratic amendments that try to alter his resolution. .. coverage will continue here on c-span2. [crowd chanting] ♪
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>> we were not alone! >> we are not here today but every day! ♪ ♪ [crowd chanting] >> our cameras outside the east side of the u.s. senate waiting for the impeachment trial to get underway at 1:00 pm eastern. we will see chief justice john
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roberts escorted into the chamber. we mentioned the swearing in of senator inhofe and they are underway with debate on the resolution presented by the majority leader, mitch mcconnell. npr says i have gotten the question a few times a day, why is the senate starting the trial at 1:00 pm each day when the supreme court is still in session? the late start time is supposed to accommodate chief justice's john roberts's response abilities there. we will start live shortly on c-span2. [inaudible conversations]
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>> senator dianne feinstein arriving at a number of other members and aides coming down the corridor or just outside the u.s. senate, live coverage on c-span2. the trial about to get underway shortly. [inaudible conversations] ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> over the mlk holiday weekend, house managers, impeachment managers and the white house submitted their briefs and responses, the legal work is in place. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell releasing the senate resolution. these are the rules that will guide the debate ahead in the discussion ahead in the u.s.
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senate in the impeachment trial of donald trump. in general those rules, i want to point out it is not a long read, they are available on our website, c-span.org/impeachment, those rules include the time for presentation of the case, the house managers and the president's attorneys will each have 24 hours over two days, a total of potentially 48 hours of deliberation, presenting the case for the house managers and the president's attorneys, senators will have up to 16 hours of questioning and there will be motions to subpoena witnesses and documents. you heard from the democratic leader, chuck schumer, a short while ago on the senate floor in a news conference earlier that he will make several amendments, proposed several amendments to the underlying resolution. we expect that to begin shortly
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after the senate gavels in for what is essentially the first day of the trial of donald trump in the impeachment trial. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> we are live outside the u.s. senate chamber on the east side of the us capital in the background, you can hear drums and chanting. a protest of some sort or
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another, not unusual for the side of the us capital, broad expanse that includes the capital visitor center. our cameras outside the chamber are a reminder, those cameras are controlled by the u.s. senate. we have requested from majority leader mitch mcconnell but our cameras be allowed inside the chamber for the impeachment trial, no word on that from the majority leader. we are standing by with you, the senate is in recess subject to the call of the chair which means they could come in at any moment. we are set to get underway at 1:00 pm eastern. it should be coming up shortly live on c-span2. ♪
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>> here on c-span2 we are waiting along with you for the senate to gavilan, to begin the day and we heard from mitch mcconnell and democratic leader chuck schumer, what they call leader time in the senate, it is typical for any day in the u.s. senate that the leaders would have that time to speak about any issue, focused on the impeachment trial of donald trump. senator schumer said then in his earlier news conference that he would bring up amendments, proposed amendments to the resolution that would guide the impeachment trial, the first amendment will come up today and allow the senate to subpoena the white house for documents related to charges against the president. the majority leader saying in his comment that the senators should expect to remain in session today until they finish
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work on the resolution. it should be a long day in the senate, certainly in days to come as the resolution is past, lengthy days of consideration in the house managers if they use their time, 24 hours over two days, the president's council, 24 hours to present their case over two days, watching live coverage on c-span2, expecting the senate in momentarily. [inaudible shouting]
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[inaudible conversations] >> we have talked about the resolution the majority leader, mitch mcconnell, has proposed for the impeachment trial. you can read that on c-span.org, there are rules for the senators present, the house managers present, the press as well, no unrelated reading materials permitted, no phones or electronic devices. the senate pages will rely messages from the outcome outside the senate chamber for access to the will of the senate, they put in more tables and other equipment on the senate floor which you will see shortly. and their access to senators and inability to freely move to
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cover the stories and interviews with senators. capitol hill producer in the senate gallery saying before he goes in no phones or electronic devices allowed inside. they will begin consideration of the impeachment resolution, the rules proposed by senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. [inaudible conversations]
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[inaudible conversations] >> coming up shortly the start of the impeachment trial of donald trump in the u.s. senate, the deliberation on the resolution, the senate resolution guiding the debate and discussion ahead. that resolution will allow both the house managers and the president's council, each will have 24 hours over two days to present their case. senators will have up to 16 hours to ask questions. those questions submitted in writing for the chief justice. >> the senate will convene the court of impeachment. if there's no objection, the proceedings of the

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