BREAKING: Democrats Plan to Drag Impeachment Trial Into Next Week

According to reports, Democrats are planning to drag the impeachment trial into next week.

As pointed out by Ben Shapiro, this could disrupt several key activities next week.

If the trial does drag on it would prevent Senators Sanders, Klobuchar and Warren from campaigning in Iowa while Biden is free to make his final push.

This story is developing.

From Fox News’ Marisa Schultz: “The Senate impeachment trial is increasingly expected to drag out until next week — and potentially through President Trump’s planned State of the Union address on Tuesday night — despite the widespread expectation of acquittal in the end.

“Sources familiar with negotiations tell Fox News the trial cannot end on Friday and will continue into next week — possibly Wednesday — as senators must contend with motions and potential debate by senators on the floor or in closed session.”

Fox News reports the Senate impeachment trial is increasingly expected to drag out until next week — and potentially through President Trump’s planned State of the Union address on Tuesday night — despite the widespread expectation of acquittal in the end.

Sources familiar with negotiations tell Fox News the trial cannot end on Friday and will continue into next week — possibly Wednesday — as senators must contend with motions and potential debate by senators on the floor or in closed session.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer have not yet hammered out a proposal on how to move forward, Schumer said Friday afternoon, but signaled Democrats may try to force a debate and put senators in a position where they’d have to defend their votes.

“We are going to use whatever power we have… to prevent it from being rushed through, but right now there is no agreement,” Schumer said during a break in the trial.

The timing is especially fluid since the resolution senators passed to open the impeachment trial does not prescribe how to end it. That means the length of motions and timing for procedures are being developed on the fly.

One portion of the trial did come into focus Friday: Republicans have the votes to shut down any new witnesses from testifying in the trial after Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced they won’t defect.

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