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Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Rejecting Witnesses

The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. A marathon session of nearly 13 hours started Tuesday with a setback for Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and the president’s legal team, exposing a…

Impeachment Trial of President Trump: Live Updates

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly easing his restrictive proposed rules for debate. The Republican leader backed off the condensed two-day schedule to add a third for opening arguments after protests from senators, including Republicans. Democrats introduced amendments calling for fresh witnesses and additional documents. Once the Senate votes on the amendments…

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