Senators will have eight more hours on Thursday to ask questions in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.
1:15 PM: Chief Justice Roberts declines to read Rand Paul’s question as submitted.
1:10 PM: Murray asks the managers about why the managers did not issue subpoenas. She wants them to elaborate why their authority (full power of impeachment) controls.
Lofgren claims they were validly issued subpoenas under House rules. She says the White House’s argument about a full House vote is just an “excuse” because the White House did not comply with subpoenas before and after the vote. Lofgren says what the White House is arguing would also curtail the Senate’s subpoena power as well.
12:58 PM: Senators arriving as the trial is expected to resume at the top of the hour.
12:55 PM: Pelosi doesn’t seem confident Senators will ask for witnesses:
.@pkcapitol asks if Pres. Trump will be chastened or “emboldened because the Senate will have acquitted him?”@SpeakerPelosi: “He will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. And you don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation.” pic.twitter.com/HncgBj1PQE
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 30, 2020