Republicans in the Senate managed to thwart the Democrats' attempt to call additional witnesses setting up the final stages in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Following the vote, the Senate took a recess while the Republicans negotiated a last-minute compromise that would set up a vote in the middle of next week.
After the recess, the Republicans forced through a party-line vote that would end the trial next week.
Under the resolution, the Senate will reconvene on Monday (February 3), when Democratic House managers and President Trump's legal team will have two hours each to make their closing arguments. After they are finished, Senators will have until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET to take to the Senate floor and publicly explain their votes. During that time, the rules of the impeachment trial will be suspended.
When the Senate reconvenes on Wednesday, they will move to vote on the two articles of impeachment.
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