Trump team to present case for about two hours on Saturday
The president’s attorneys will get their first chance to present on Saturday, a window Trump dubbed Friday morning as “Death Valley in T.V.” They are expected to speak for only a couple hours before giving a more extensive presentation on Monday.
A spokesman for McConnell declined to provide a specific end time but noted in a tweet that “several” qualifies as more than two, signaling that the proceeding is likely to go into the early afternoon.
Asked after a closed-door lunch if it would last from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the No. 4 Republican leader, told reporters he expected it would run until around 1 p.m.
The defense team has 24 hours to speak over three days beginning Saturday. Because the trial is not in session on Sunday, the defense team would also have both Monday and Tuesday to make their case.
“If they went 10 to one tomorrow, you would expect they would at least part of the other two days they had,” Blunt said asked about the schedule next week.
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