"We are ready to present our case".
Ultimately, the managers, operating in a Republican controlled-Senate, have little control over the witnesses that get called. 'We don't care what you do.
An earlier four-page resolution proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not require additional witnesses to be subpoenaed and does not allow House prosecutors to admit evidence into the Senate trial record until the opening arguments from the two opposing sides are heard. But the Senate is not a courtroom, and McConnell is proud to say the majority of his "jurors" are in lockstep with the White House to assure an acquittal.
But Schiff said that order of procedure "makes no sense" and was designed instead to ensure evidence is never heard and Trump is exculpated.
Now, and with the spotlight on them, there really is no telling what they might be asked to swallow in this unique trial that Trump and his team believe they can't possibly lose, no matter the evidence. He said his supporters would keep working "to defeat the most risky president in American history".
Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled open Tuesday's session, with House prosecutors on one side, Trump's team on the other, in the well of the Senate.
After that would be one day of questions from the 100 senators, who serve as the jury.
With Republicans banding together, the Senate early on Wednesday voted 53-47 to adopt the trial plan, which allows opening arguments from House lawmakers prosecuting the case to begin later in the day.
Lawyers for the White House will likewise have 24 hours over three days to state their case about why Trump should be acquitted on the two articles of impeachment. The verdict is effectively already in: Democrats need 67 votes to convict and they don't have them - they're 20 short.
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"The Republican majority is still going to try to tear through this case in 10 days".
In a Tuesday statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that McConnell's rules for the impeachment trial were "unfair".
The other tweak made by McConnell on Tuesday covers the timing of the trial, which had been one of the Democrats' biggest complaints.
They played videos of USA diplomats testifying late past year that Trump oversaw the months-long scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him politically damage Biden and the Democrats.
The rules also stipulate that any witness called to testify must be first deposed.
Cipillone also repeated a false characterization of the House intelligence committee's investigation of Trump when he said Democrats held secret meetings in a basement office on Capitol Hill.
The California Democrat claimed repeatedly prior to the finalization of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election that there was "ample evidence" that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
"They are trying to remove President Trump's name from the ballot and they can't prove their case", he said, with Trump seeking re-election in November.
Under the terms of the organizing resolution passed by the Senate, the House case managers will have 24 hours over three days to make their arguments for why the president should be removed from office on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress.
Trump was in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, where he repeated his longstanding characterization of impeachment as a "witch hunt" and "hoax".