Impeachment
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Impeachment trial moves on to questions

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/29/20, 12:01 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s defense team wrapped up its arguments before the Senate on Tuesday, concluding the president’s actions toward Ukraine did not constitute an impeachable offense. Republicans hope to achieve a bipartisan acquittal by persuading moderate Democrats who remain undecided, including Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Doug Jones of Alabama.

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White House defense wraps up arguments

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/28/20, 12:56 pm

WASHINGTON—Tuesday is the last day for President Donald Trump’s defense team to present its case against impeachment. On Monday, Trump’s lawyers argued the House impeachment managers failed to show that the president had committed a crime or violated any laws. After the defense rests its case, senators will have 16 hours to submit questions in writing to both sides before considering whether to call witnesses.

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Bolton book renews calls for witnesses

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/27/20, 12:53 pm

WASHINGTON—Former national security adviser John Bolton claims President Donald Trump told him he wanted to withhold millions of dollars of aid from Ukraine until it helped investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. The New York Times obtained a draft of Bolton’s upcoming book in which he wrote about the alleged conversation in August.

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