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If the Senate Trial Is Rushed, Don’t Blame Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) speaks during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 26, 2021. (Al Drago/Reuters)

A few news writers are noticing that if Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate is abbreviated and doesn’t cover every detail of every aspect of the president’s actions, it will be because Senate Democrats want it that way.

Politico’s Playbook newsletter reports, “Several of the House impeachment managers wanted firsthand testimony to help prove their case that Trump incited the Jan. 6 riot, our sources tell us. But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Biden administration officials have been eager for the process to move quickly, we’re told.”

Tim O’Brien, writing over at Bloomberg Opinion: “It would be a

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