WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday proposed a timeline that would delay the start of the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump until mid-February.
In a statement, McConnell said he had sent his proposal to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. In it, McConnell proposed that the House of Representatives send the impeachment charge against Trump to the Senate on Jan. 28, and that the former president be given two weeks after that to prepare his pre-trial brief, before the Senate trial begins.
Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Leslie Adler
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