A senior Democratic aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Post that Schumer is exploring an obscure rule from 2004 that gives the Senate's minority and majority leaders the authority to call back the upper chamber in times of emergency.
Schumer and Democrats are hoping to have a trial concluded by the time Biden takes office on January 20, but without McConnell's consent, that proposition is practically impossible.
In early trading, the FTSE 100 in London rose 0.1% to 6,808.60 and the DAX in Frankfurt added 0.3% to 13,981.31. Seoul, Sydney and Southeast Asian markets retreated. The Nasdaq composite slid 1.3%.
India's Sensex opened down 0.1% at 49,214.12. New Zealand and Singapore declined while Bangkok and Jakarta rose. "Now meantime, President Trump is refusing to take any responsibility for the attack on the Capitol. Those that held their ground, I could not believe it". That has led to suggestions they are unsustainably high.
Stocks in the S&P 500 are trading at roughly 29 times their earnings, well above their average of 18 times over the past decade.
Not everyone on the Left is a total nut job (but majority are).
The United States and other countries also face potentially more contagious types of the coronavirus. That is prompting governments to reimpose restrictions that disrupt travel and commerce.
At the same time, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader and one of Trump's most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he should call on Trump to resign in the aftermath of the riot at the Capitol last week, according to three Republican officials briefed on the conversations.
Making their task more hard, Mr. Trump has shown no trace of contrition, telling reporters on Tuesday that his remarks to supporters had been "totally appropriate", and that it was the specter of his impeachment that was "causing tremendous anger". Facebook fell 4% after it suspended Trump's accounts. Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, advanced 37 cents to $56.03 per barrel in London. The euro fell to $1.2156 from $1.2163.