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Senators reportedly wore Apple Watches to the impeachment trial, seemingly violating the electronics ban

The senators, plus one aide, were reportedly wearing smart watches that could be used to text and make calls.
Professor Alan Dershowitz listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a Hanukkah Reception in the East Room of the White House on December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Mitch McConnell pulled a ‘Machiavellian’ move to swing Trump’s impeachment trial in his favor

Constitutional scholars told Insider McConnell's maneuver was "cynically Machiavellian" and a "hyperpartisan" manipulation of Senate norms.
National Security Advisor John Bolton (R) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a meeting of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House February 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s impeachment team is so worried that John Bolton could sink his defense that it has drawn up plans to make him testify behind closed door...

New witnesses could be compelled to testify behind closed doors, and Bolton in a classified setting, according to the reports.
President Donald Trump alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to the media about Robert Mueller's report upon arriving for the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in the Capitol on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

No tweeting: Senators have to keep quiet, stay off iPhones, and remain seated during Trump’s impeachment trial

Senators cannot take electronic devices into the chamber during the trial, which means they will not be live-tweeting the proceedings.

Senate Republicans are blocking photographers from documenting the moment the House delivers articles of impeachment against Trump

"Either Senate Republican leadership has no interest in recording history or perhaps they just want to play down the coming events altogether."

White House reportedly expects several GOP senators to break ranks and call for witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial

The White House reportedly believes at least four Republican senators will join Democrats in calling for witnesses.
Sen. Susan Collins

Susan Collins says she’s working with a small group of Republicans to ensure there will be witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial

"We should be completely open to calling witnesses," Collins said on Friday, according to Maine's Bangor Daily News.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference after the House passed Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2019.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will send Trump articles of impeachment to Senate next week

Pelosi's announcement came after weeks of Democrats and Republicans duking it out over the terms of Trump's trial.

Trump’s impeachment trial could start as soon as next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly expects to get the articles of impeachment on Friday and for a trial to start on Monday.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference after the House passed Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2019.

Pressure mounts on Nancy Pelosi to release articles of impeachment as Democrats side with Republicans on moving forward with a trial

Pelosi has withheld the articles from the upper chamber since December chiefly over Republicans' refusal to agree to call witnesses to testify.