Some Inside-The-Chamber Observations From First Full Impeachment Trial Day

White House counsel Pat Cipollone arrives at the US Capitol during the Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 21, 2020. - Sparks flew Tuesday over proposed ... White House counsel Pat Cipollone arrives at the US Capitol during the Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 21, 2020. - Sparks flew Tuesday over proposed rules for the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, as Democrats accused Republicans of attempting a "cover-up" of evidence that the US leader abused his powers. The first full day of the historic trial saw the Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell submit a resolution on procedures that does not admit evidence from the investigation of the president. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 21, 2020 4:42 p.m.

With the Martin Luther King Day long weekend behind them, the Senate has entered a several day stretch of impeachment trial procedures that will require them to sit in silence in the chamber for six or more hours a day. Tuesday, the first full day of the trial, has focused on arguments about a resolution Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  has proposed for the opening stages of the proceedings.

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