Durbin complains Senate Democrats in the dark about impeachment rules

There has not been “the most basic negotiation or exchange of information” between Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate as it gears up for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday.
“I checked, and as of late last night, there really have not been an exchange, for instance, of the [Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell memo, which is supposed to kick off this entire trial,” the Illinois Democrat said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” “We’re … a little over 48 hours away from the trial actually commencing, and there hasn’t been the most basic negotiation or exchange of information.”
The Senate expects to sign off on formal rules for the trial within the next few days, including time limits for speakers and guidelines for floor votes over whether witnesses should be called.
“I don’t know exactly what will transpire,” Durbin said when asked what

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