Democratic prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

Democratic prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

Democratic prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

"Why did President Trump's own officials - not so-called 'Never Trumpers, ' not Democrats or Republicans, but career public servants - report this conduct in real time?"

"I can't trust Adam Schiff", said Sen.

Democratic prosecutors will complete their arguments Friday with a focus on the second impeachment charge, obstruction of Congress, before Trump's legal team holds the floor in his defence for three days.

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah and The Late Show's Stephen Colbert hilariously unpacked Day 3 of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday night.

The Republican senators voted unanimously yesterday to block any new witnesses or evidence to be introduced at the trial.

So far, no Republican yet has defied the party on a series of procedural votes that set the rules for the trial - but the true test of loyalty is yet to come on the vote to convict.

Trump is only the third US president to be impeached and tried before the Senate. "I got the general point you were trying to make the fourth time you told me", Sen. A fourth Republican would be needed to get to the 51 votes needed.

Details: Dems' initial targets included Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Joni Ernst of Iowa. "To classify Bolton's testimony exclusively to hide Trump's violations of law, is itself a violation of law", he said.

According to the Washington Post, the Senate might meet for only a few hours Saturday instead of spending the entire day on the trial.

Previously, Garcia played a clip of FBI Director Christopher Wray stating in an interview, "We have no information that indicates that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 presidential election".

As for the Ukraine connections, evidence has shown that Trump, with Giuliani, pursued investigations of Biden and his son, Hunter, who served on a Ukrainian gas company's board, and sought the probe of the debunked theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US election.

Three-quarters of conservative Republicans say they trust Fox News, and two-thirds distrust CNN, Pew found. In fact, there is no evidence the Bidens did anything wrong but Republicans are continuing to push the issue.

Jones said Senators appear to be taking their responsibilities seriously, absorbing what is being presented during the trial.

"But here's the problem".

"Right matters", he said, quoting Army officer Lt. Col. Alex Vindman who had testified in the House. But they've been in the Senate each day, and Trump attorney Jay Sekulow has been offering counterpoints to the impeachment managers.

Some Republican senators complained of boredom during the lengthy presentations by House Democrats on Thursday.

Democrats presented a slide laying out a roadmap of the case they planned to make on Thursday - and for the next eight-plus hours they rumbled through.

On Friday, the Democrats will press their final day of arguments before skeptical Republican senators, focusing on the second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress' investigation.

Democrats want to question former national security adviser John Bolton, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and even Mr Trump himself.

Jones said he hopes that will change.

It happened again during the Democrats' opening impeachment tirades in the Senate.

Only the most rabid partisan would find that convincing in the least-the sort of partisan who would take any admission by Senate Republicans of Trump's wrongdoing as proof positive that he must be removed from office, niceties about what constitutes an impeachable offense be damned. "Trump.pdf">brief on impeachment was in line with the DOJ's position.

The top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer, acknowledged that many senators "really don't want to be here".

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