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Washington Post PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Trump takes a victory lap at Davos, crowing about the U.S. economy and ignoring impeachment
At ab annual economic gathering, the U.S. president told billionaires he is responsible for an unmatched economy and made no mention of the Senate trial.

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Impeachment trial live updates: Senators gird for spirited debate over rules governing Trump's historic trial (Washington Post Politics)

Washington Post PoliticsJan 21, 2020
How Mitch McConnell's proposed Senate trial will work
If the Senate majority leader has his way, President Trump's impeachment trial will be short and quick.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Power Up: Republicans rally behind Trump as Senate impeachment trial begins today
Mitch McConnell's ground rules promise a speedy trial, if adopted.

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Historic Senate Impeachment Trial Of President Donald Trump To Begin (Huffington Post Politics)

The Daily BeastJan 21, 2020
McConnell Impeach Plan: Run Like Hell, Pray for No Surprises
The vision that Senate Republican leaders have for the impeachment trial of President Trump, which is set to begin on Tuesday, is simple: a sprint that briskly checks the required procedural boxes before arriving, business-like, at the end result—an acquittal of the president. 

The vision that Trump himself has for the impeachment trial of President Trump, however, may be different. He has approached the trial that will decide the fate of his presidency as a scorched-earth battle to vindicate himself and a zero-sum loyalty test for congressional Republicans. 

His trial team, announced last week, reflects that combative mindset. Between Kenneth Starr—the architect of President Clinton's impeachment 20 years ago—and Alan Dershowitz, the celebrity attorney and former Clinton backer turned Trump defender, what is effectively a Fox News panel will be guiding Trump's defense in a trial before 100 U.S. senators and the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Reuters PoliticsJan 21, 2020
White House lawyer defending Trump in trial seen as no 'showboat'
When White House counsel Pat Cipollone argues President Donald Trump's case in a Senate trial in the coming days, he will also be defending his role in a controversial legal strategy that helped lead to Trump's impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress.

CNN PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Impeachment guide: Voting on the trial rules
The Senate will consider, and vote on, the rules of the road for the opening stages of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

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Bitter fight over rules... (Drudge Report)

Reuters PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Trump's Senate trial begins as a polarized America looks on
Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday in a rare use of the constitutional mechanism for ousting a president that has only deepened the polarization of U.S. voters ahead of presidential elections in November.

New York Times PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Trump Focuses on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment
President Trump made his first appearance on the international stage since the House sent impeachment articles to the Senate, on the day his trial is set to begin in earnest.

The Daily BeastJan 21, 2020
How Trump's Impeachment Changes Dems' Final Sprint in Iowa
At 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, every senator participating in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will be commanded by the Senate sergeant-at-arms "to keep silent upon pain of imprisonment."

But for the four senators who also happen to be running to replace Trump as president, silence will feel a little like imprisonment.

With the Iowa caucuses less than two weeks away, the sudden removal of four Democratic presidential hopefuls from the field—including three of the five highest-polling candidates—presents an unprecedented challenge for campaigns desperate to prove their staying power in the early states.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



CNN PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Trump calls climate activists 'perennial prophets of doom'
President Donald Trump attacked climate activists as "perennial prophets of doom" on Tuesday while addressing the World Economic Forum, which was focused on the climate crisis as the US Senate begins his impeachment trial back in Washington.

CNN PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Boom and bust: Economy and impeachment capture forces that will determine Trump's fate
The House officially delivered to the Senate two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump last week on the same day that the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished above 29,000 points for the first time.

Politics - U.S. SenateJan 21, 2020
Lessons From the Last Impeachment Trial
At the opening of only the third Senate trial of a president in U.S. history, we ask: What can the previous proceedings teach us about this time?

Politics - U.S. SenateJan 21, 2020
Trump Impeachment: What to Expect as the Senate Trial Begins Today
The trial starts in earnest with a contentious debate over its rules. Oral arguments commence later this week.

Reuters PoliticsJan 21, 2020
Explainer: Why is President Donald Trump on trial in the Senate?
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins in earnest in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, after he was formally charged by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Dec. 18 with "high crimes and misdemeanors."

The Daily BeastJan 20, 2020
Mitch McConnell's Impeachment Rules are a Sham, and Donald Trump Attorney Ken Starr Knows It
During the impeachment of Bill Clinton, Ken Starr, one of the major new additions to Donald Trump's legal team, argued that a president under investigation for criminal conduct must not be permitted to use governmental authority to embargo witnesses or hide the evidence against him. Starr's arguments before Congress as a prosecutor decades ago apply directly to the upcoming Senate trial of Donald Trump, and the assiduous efforts of Mitch McConnell and his fellow GOP Senators to engineer a sham trial.

Start with McConnell, who for weeks has insisted that the Senate will "exactly" follow the procedures employed during the trial of Bill Clinton. Under those rules, the Senate formally admitted into evidence the entirety of the extremely comprehensive record assembled by Starr's team, and then decided whether to call additional witnesses after the parties presented their opening arguments and answered questions from the legislators. 

Given that Trump has schemed to withhold potentially key witnesses and evidence, leaving the record far from complete, following the "Clinton Rules" in the Trump case makes little sense. Furthermore, on the eve of the trial Monday, McConnell laid out his proposed rules, which do not follow a key provision of the Clinton procedures. Instead of automatically admitting the House's materials into evidence,


Drudge ReportJan 20, 2020
White House Calls Charges 'Frivolous', 'Dangerous'...




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Yahoo PoliticsJan 20, 2020
McConnell releases impeachment trial rules, sparking new outcry from Democrats
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the rules for a Senate impeachment trial on Monday evening, the night before Republicans in the chamber are set to approve them by what is expected to be a party-line vote.


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Fox PoliticsJan 20, 2020
Senate impeachment trial set to begin as Trump adds last-minute reinforcements to defense team
After an opening salvo of back-and-forth arguments from President Trump's attorneys and Democrats' impeachment managers on Monday, Senate impeachment trial proceedings are set to begin at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday with the expectation they will stretch well into a wild night on Capitol Hill -- even as key procedural questions, including the timeline for debate and whether additional witnesses will testify, remain undecided and hotly contentious.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 20, 2020
White House calls for Trump acquittal in ‘rigged' impeachment as Senate prepares for swift trial
The president's lawyers argued in a brief filed Monday that the articles against Trump are "deficient on their face," while Mitch McConnell released proposed ground rules for the trial.

New York Times PoliticsJan 20, 2020
McConnell Impeachment Rules Modify Clinton Precedent
The Senate Republican leader proposed impeachment trial rules that push the 1999 precedent toward President Trump's preferences.

Fox PoliticsJan 20, 2020
Trump's Senate impeachment trial: How the first day may proceed, hour by hour
Here is how things are expected go down Tuesday in the Senate for President Trump's impeachment trial.

CNN PoliticsJan 20, 2020
Trump sets off for Davos just as Senate impeachment trial heats up
President Donald Trump, who took off from Washington on Monday evening, is expected to be choppering into Davos, nestled in the Swiss Alps, to mingle with business leaders and foreign officials on Tuesday just hours ahead of when the US Senate will begin his impeachment trial.
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