The proposal calls for a condensed timeline that would limit each side's arguments to 24 hours over two days, and would require a separate vote to admit the evidence collected as part of the House's impeachment inquiry.
Democrats expressed frustration about being kept in the dark about the procedural details and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he would be offering amendments "to address the many flaws in this deeply unfair proposal."
Trump's legal team outlined his defense strategy in a trial brief submitted to the Senate Monday, saying he did "absolutely nothing wrong," is the victim of a partisan plot to take him down, and should be swiftly acquitted.
As the impeachment trial consumes Washington, Trump jetted off to Davos, Switzerland, for an annual gathering of the world’s elite.
While speaking to a group of executives, financiers and foreign dignitaries at the World Economic Forum this morning, Trump repeated his claim that the impeachment trial is a long-running "hoax."
The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus climbed to close to 300 in China Tuesday as health authorities in Asia and around the world stepped up screenings at airports, railway stations and on highways in an effort to stem the spread of the pneumonia-like disease.
The outbreak comes at a particularly challenging time ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, when hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel.
On Monday, the head of a Chinese government expert team said human-to-human transmission of the virus had been confirmed.
And the number of those killed by the virus rose to six, with cases being reported outside of China — including in Thailand, Japan and South Korea.
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