https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/tr...ump-s-senate-trial-democrats-protest-n1118801 You can read the rules package here: https://www.npr.org/2020/01/20/7980...t-plan-for-senate-impeachment-trial-procedure It is not terribly shocking to learn that McConnell lied when he said that the Senate would follow the model laid out during the Clinton Senate Impeachment Proceeding. And this rule proposal (which still requires 51 votes to pass) does significantly vary. For example, the opening 24 hours of argument for each side must now be made over the course of two days instead of three. With the breaks built in for bathroom or food, that means that each day will last from 1 pm (the start on Wednesday) until 2 or 3 am in the morning, in all likelihood. Because that is the best time for transparency to take place or something. Speaking of transparency, the McConnell rules also dictate that Reporters will be confined to a roped off area and that only one camera will be in use. Whether that camera remains on or off during the proceedings is solely within the hands of a majority of the Senate. Another significant alteration from the Clinton Model is the fact that documents previously admitted before the House will not automatically be admitted before the Senate. Instead, a vote will take place to decide their admittance. Republicans have, for weeks now, demanded that the Senate limit themselves to evidence considered by the House and now McConnell has put forth an option for excluding even some of that evidence. Finally, the Clinton model is being altered into the McConnell model by permitting the White House - at any point from what I can tell - to make a motion to dismiss the charges, even though Senate Republicans have repeatedly said that they do not have the votes for such a motion.