Even before President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins, Democrats and Republicans are headed for a weekslong standoff over how it will proceed. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for witnesses to testify on newly revealed White House emails about the suspension of military aid to Ukraine. But his Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, appeared on the fence over whether he'd allow witnesses to appear. Lawmakers reconvene Jan. 6.
Is there a framework for a trial? McConnell wants a proceeding similar to President Bill Clinton's impeachment, in which senators vote on witnesses after hearing opening arguments, but Schumer says waiting until then would be "too late."