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Trump Officials Meet with Senators, Resigned to a Trial

The administration is seeking an abbreviated timetable for the proceedings

Senior White House officials, including the son-in-law of the president, Jared Kushner, met privately Thursday with a group of Republican senators to discuss an all-but-assured Senate impeachment trial, with participants discussing a potential two-week, abbreviated timetable for the proceedings, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News.

Six Republicans, mostly from the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Lindsey Graham, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Mike Lee of Utah met with White House counsel Pat Cipollone and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, among other senior officials, who were said to be in "listening mode."

"I don't know what appetite anybody has as for a long, drawn-out trial," Graham told reporters.

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