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Washington Post PoliticsJan 24, 2020
House managers focus on alleged abuse of power on second day of opening arguments against Trump
The Senate reconvened Thursday afternoon for the historic trial — only the third against a sitting president.

CNN PoliticsJan 24, 2020
Letter shows White House wouldn't provide documents to agency investigating Ukraine aid
The White House refused to provide documents to a nonpartisan congressional watchdog investigating President Donald Trump's decision to withhold US security aid to Ukraine, according to documents released by Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland on Thursday.

Huffington Post PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Adam Schiff: 'Dangerous' Trump Must Be Removed Because He Won't Put America First
"The American people deserve a president they can count on to put their interests first," the House impeachment manager argued at Trump's Senate trial.

New York Times PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Democrats, Pressing Abuse of Power Case, Delve Into Biden
The House impeachment managers sought to undercut the central elements of President Trump's defense, wading into a detailed defense of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Impeachment Briefing: Day 2 of the Democrats' Case (New York Times Politics)

Washington Post PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Trump, Democrats keep their distance as GOP moderates face crucial impeachment votes
White House advisers warned Trump that outreach would not help his cause, while Democrats say there is no serious effort to privately lobby the key Republicans.

GOP senators call House case against Trump repetitive and nothing 'new' (CNN Politics)

CNN PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Democrats play 1999 video of Lindsey Graham talking about impeachment to bolster case against Trump
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Thursday played a 1999 video of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham arguing that "high crimes" don't "even need to be a crime," a statement that runs counter to a central Republican talking point in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

New York Times PoliticsJan 23, 2020
White House seemed reluctant to help with watchdog inquiry.
According to documents released on Thursday, the White House declined to respond when a watchdog pressed the administration for details on the decision to withhold security aid to Ukraine.

Reuters PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Two days into Trump trial, Republicans appear unmoved but offer Democrats some praise
On the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate for removing President Donald Trump, there was little sign on Thursday that their arguments had changed any minds among Republican senators who control the chamber.

Politics - U.S. HouseJan 23, 2020
Democrats, Seeking to Pre-empt Trump's Defense, Delve Into Biden
The House impeachment managers sought to undercut the central elements of President Trump's defense, wading into a detailed defense of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

PoliticoJan 23, 2020
House Dems say Trump lawyer 'contradicts' DOJ in McGahn lawsuit
The Democrats' counsel flagged to the U.S. Court of Appeals comments made during the impeachment trial.

The Daily BeastJan 23, 2020
Tucker Carlson and Devin Nunes: Vindman Should Just ‘Go Work in Ukraine'
Fox NewsHours after Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) questioned Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's patriotism, Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) called on the National Security Council official and Purple Heart recipient to be booted from his position and "go work in Ukraine."

During a broadcast that largely ignored the live impeachment proceedings taking place, Carlson devoted an "investigative" segment to the Iraq War veteran after House impeachment managers referenced Vindman's testimony throughout Thursday's Senate trial. Why, Carlson asked, was Vindman still serving on the White House National Security Council as a Ukraine and Russia expert?

Before bringing Nunes on his primetime show Thursday night, the Fox News star complained that Vindman testified against his boss and acknowledged that "a foreign power keeps trying to recruit him," wondering "how could someone like that keep his job."

Read more at The Daily Beast.

White House snubbed watchdog agency seeking info on Ukraine aid (Politico)

The Daily BeastJan 23, 2020
Dems Aim to Put ‘Knife in the Heart' of Trump's Defense
Caroline Brehman/GettyAbout four hours into Thursday's session of the Senate impeachment trial, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House's lead impeachment manager, had yet another video clip queued up to show senators in order to help make Democrats' case for President Trump's removal.

Taking full advantage of their video privileges, the impeachment managers had played dozens of such clips since opening their arguments in the trial on Wednesday. But when Schiff tried to show a segment of White House aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's testimony, it didn't work. 

Sensing technical difficulties, Schiff offered a joke. "We've heard enough of Col. Vindman," he quipped, before pressing on. For some of the Republicans sitting in the chamber, however, the joke couldn't have been truer: Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa nodded at Schiff's crack, glancing conspiratorially at her neighbor, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Politics - U.S. SenateJan 23, 2020
Now Testifying for the Prosecution: President Trump
Barred so far from presenting witnesses, the House managers prosecuting the president have focused on turning his own words against him.

Politics - U.S. SenateJan 23, 2020
Day 3 of Mr. Trump's Trial: The Legal Seminar
The House managers walked the Senate jury through the constitutional and historical basis for the president's impeachment.

Democrats Lay Out Legal Basis For Removing Trump From Office (Huffington Post Politics)
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