Read Mitch McConnell's proposed rules for the Trump impeachment trial

CNN has the full 4-page organizing resolution for the Trump impeachment trial that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent to the Senate on Monday.

As CNN notes, the impeachment trial for President Bill Clinton gave the defense and the House prosecution committee each 24-hours — spread out over a maximum of 4 days — to make their opening statements. For the Trump trial, however, each side only gets 2 days to make their statements. But on any given day, the hearings don't begin until 1pm, and will thus drag on late into the night.

After the opening statements, the Senate will have a total of 16 hours to question the House Committee or the White House Defense. Only then will the Senate vote on whether or not to subpoena witnesses or other evidence.

The GOP's defense strategy becomes painfully clear in the structure set forward on those pages: make sure no one has a chance to say or reveal anything beyond what's already known by the public, then force a vote as soon as possible. Which is why I'm expecting the White House's opening statement to be a full-on Chewbacca Defense but with Bidens instead of Wookies.

Impeachment resolution shortens trial's opening arguments to two days per side [Lauren Fox, Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb /  CNN]

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Flip flops that spell out "Impeach Trump" in sand

Perfect stocking stuffers: Impeach Trump flip flops ($25/pair).

What better way to decorate the beach than this call to action?

Frustrated by the State of our Union? Our Dumpster Fire line of sand imprinting flip flops provide a lasting impression (or at least until the tide comes in) Buy a pair for yourself or for a comrade in arms. Guaranteed to provide some foot stamping fun!

Same Etsy vendor, DumpsterFireFootwear, also sells "Fuck Trump" and "Tiny Hands/ Big Lies" flip flops. Read the rest

Wisconsin's Penzey Spices spent $92,000 on Facebook #Impeachment ads in just one week

Spice-seller was second only to Trump in spending on impeachment ads

Pelosi on impeachment: 'We will proceed when we have what we need to proceed. Not one day sooner.'

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US Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) supports impeachment

Katie Porter is the first Democrat to win California's 45th Congressional district. Her victory helped flip the Congress. Here Porter explains why she supports impeachment. Read the rest

Randy Rainbow new Trump song: 'If You Ever Got Impeached'

Randy Rainbow is on a roll. Last week he took on Omarosa and this week he's going one on one with Trump. He sings a new parody song called "If You Ever Got Impeached" to the tune of the Wizard of Oz's "If I Only Had a Brain."

You would probably start crying, And then rehash all the lying, And rhetoric you've preached... If you ever got impeached.

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