Republicans in the Us senate are asking democrats to delay the start of former president Donald trump’s impeachment trial until February.
They argue this will give Mr Trump time to prepare a defence
Under this timetable, Mr Trump would then have two weeks – until 11 February – to submit his pre-trial defence. Arguments would be expected to begin in Mid-February.
Republicans, who as of Wednesday no longer control the senate, need the new democratic majority leader, Chuck Schumer, to agree to the idea.
He is accused of inciting insurrection after supporters of his stormed the capitol this
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