Impeachment rules

Shortly before the impeachment trial of Donald Trump began on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed the resolution laying out the rules for it. This came after outcry from Democrats and concerns raised by some Senate Republicans.

Now, instead of having two days each to make their 24 hours worth of trial arguments, House impeachment managers and the President’s legal team will have three days. Changes were also made to the section of the resolution that would have barred the House’s evidence without a vote. Instead, evidence will be admitted automatically unless there is a motion from Trump’s team to throw it out.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts read the new version of the resolution aloud to start the impeachment trial. Despite the changes, arguments over the rules and the seeking of documents and witnesses is expected.