Senate brings in sweeping new rules to limit reporters from talking to senators ...

No questions allowed, we are trying Donald : Senate brings in sweeping new rules to stop reporters talking to 'jurors' at president's trial and won't even allow still photographs of the moment they receive the articles The Senate has launched an unprecedented crackdown on members of the media covering Donald 's impeachment trial New rules will restrict journalists' ability to question senators The restrictions will limit the public's ability to know what their elected representatives are thinking during the impeachment trial  Senator Roy Blunt, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, is working with Capitol Police and the Senate Sergeant at Arms on the restrictions 's trial is expected to begin next Tuesday 

By Emily Goodin, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:10 GMT, 15 January 2020 | Updated: 00:14 GMT, 15 January 2020

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The Senate has launched an unprecedented crackdown on members of the media covering Donald 's impeachment trial, restricting journalists' ability to ask senators about the proceedings.

The new rules will allow senators - who serve as jurors who debate the president's impeachment - to avoid reporters, thereby limiting the public's ability to know what their constitutional representatives are mulling.

The Standing Committee of Correspondents - the elected leadership of the reporters who cover Capitol Hill - wrote a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Democratic Schumer objected to the proposed measures.

The Senate is putting in restrictions that would limit journalists' ability to question lawmakers as how reporters ask questions to Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Capitol

The Senate is putting in restrictions that would limit journalists' ability to question lawmakers as how reporters ask questions to Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Capitol

Senator Roy Blunt, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, is working with Capitol Police and the Senate Sergeant at Arms on the restrictions

Senator Roy Blunt, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, is working with Capitol Police and the Senate Sergeant at Arms on the restrictions

The restrictions exceed those put in place during the Bill Clinton impeachment trial and are even stricter than security proceedings on Inauguration Day, which is a designated national security event.

's trial is expected to begin next Tuesday. 

The proposed restrictions would require reporters – who go through magnetometers when they enter the Capitol building – to go through a second set of mags in order to get into the press viewing area in the Senate chamber, delaying journalists' ability to get inside to report on

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