What to expect as impeachment trial stretches into Thursday

After hours of opening arguments Wednesday, the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump reconvenes Thursday afternoon.The House managers, who serve as impeachment prosecutors, will continue to deliver remarks on the Senate floor in support of their case beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday.Here’s what you can expect as the proceedings continue:Opening arguments are set to continue once the Senate is gaveled into session by Chief Justice John Roberts. Each of the seven House managers will continue to offer their opening statements to the Senate. Wrangling over rules for the trial stretched close to 2 a.m. Wednesday, with Republicans shooting down one-by-one Democratic efforts to get Trump aides – including former national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney – to testify.Senators are likely to repeat those rejections next week, shutting out any chance of new testimony.One longshot idea to pair one of Trump’s preferred witnesses — former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden — with Bolton or another that Democrats want was swiftly rejected.“That’s off the table,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters.

After hours of opening arguments Wednesday, the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump reconvenes Thursday afternoon.

The House managers, who serve as impeachment prosecutors, will continue to deliver remarks on the Senate floor in support of their case beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday.

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Here’s what you can expect as the proceedings continue:

Opening arguments are set to continue once the Senate is gaveled into session by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Each of the seven House managers will continue to offer their opening statements to the Senate.

Wrangling over rules for the trial stretched close to 2 a.m. Wednesday, with Republicans shooting down one-by-one Democratic efforts to get Trump aides – including former national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney – to testify.

Senators are likely to repeat those rejections next week, shutting out any chance of new testimony.

One longshot idea to pair one of Trump’s preferred witnesses — former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden — with Bolton or another that Democrats want was swiftly rejected.

“That’s off the table,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters.