Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) floated postponing the start of the trial until mid-February, telling colleagues that Donald Trump deserved more time to get his case ready and file briefs with the Senate.
European leaders fear the U.K. variant and others could overwhelm their medical systems. Germany proposed strict, temporary bans on travel to the E.U. from countries where mutated forms of the coronavirus are already prevalent.
While engaging in negotiations, the president is also preparing to impose new costs on Russia pending an intelligence assessment and is ruling out a “reset” in relations with Moscow, senior officials said.
The appointments of Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and Jessica Rosenworcel at the Federal Communications Commission come as Democrats prepare to roll back a slew of deregulatory actions implemented by the Trump administration.