Where Things Stand: Senate GOP Appears To Lean Toward Acquittal At Trial

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Approaching 11:30 PM, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks back to the Senate chamber after a short recess in the impeachment trial proceedings at the U.S. Capitol on Janua... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Approaching 11:30 PM, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks back to the Senate chamber after a short recess in the impeachment trial proceedings at the U.S. Capitol on January 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump resumes on Tuesday and is expected to last several weeks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 22, 2020 10:03 a.m.

After a late night of proceedings in the Senate, in which the majority party shot down each and every one of the minority’s amendments to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) rules for the impeachment trial, we were expecting Senate Republicans to file procedural motions this morning, including a possible motion to dismiss. It’s just after 10 a.m. ET and we’ve seen nothing, meaning Senate Republicans likely lack the votes to support an outright dismissal. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following:

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