GOP Senators Downplay Possibility Impeachment Trial Could End Friday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) returns to the Senate floor following a recess in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. The trial has entered into the second day of the question phase where Senators have the opportunity to submit written questions to the House managers and President Trump's defense team. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Cornyn
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) returns to the Senate floor following a recess in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. The trial has enter... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) returns to the Senate floor following a recess in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. The trial has entered into the second day of the question phase where Senators have the opportunity to submit written questions to the House managers and President Trump's defense team. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 31, 2020 12:35 p.m.

The confidence expressed Thursday by some top Republicans that the impeachment trial could end by late Friday has deflated quite a bit, with senators now suggesting the trial could extend into next week.

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