“Senators will make their first moves today,” says CBS News, but Mitch McConnell has already made his first. In the rules that McConnell unveiled last night, the Senate will offer both sides equal time to make their cases, but envisions the Senate remaining in session for 16 hours at a time in order to expedite the process on the calendar. Any witnesses will have to get a majority vote as expected, which was also the case in the Bill Clinton impeachment trial in 1999.
McConnell’s rules package had one surprise change from that trial, though — the Senate will not automatically admit the evidence from the House. That will also take a majority vote, a move that made Democrats furious last night: