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CNN PoliticsJan 24, 2020
Takeaways from Day 3 of Trump's impeachment trial
President Donald Trump has said, repeatedly, that people should "read the transcript" of his fateful July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Adam Schiff: 'Dangerous' Trump Must Be Removed Because He Won't Put America First (Huffington Post Politics)

Reuters PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Democrats in impeachment trial say Trump abused his power for political gain
Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president.

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.

Fox PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Reporter's Notebook: Trump's Senate impeachment trial could boil down to one word - 'pettifogging'
Democrats think the president committed "high crimes and misdemeanors." And whether it's allowed on the floor or not, Republicans think Democrats are just pettifogging Trump.

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Trump's Senate impeachment trial: GOP leadership tries to avoid defections on possible witness vote (Fox Politics)
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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.

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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.

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In Trump impeachment trial, Nadler presses case by quoting Lindsey Graham — from 1999 (Yahoo Politics)

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.

Fox PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Dem impeachment witness Vindman unloads on Blackburn as Dems wrap 3rd day of Trump's trial
As the third day of the ongoing impeachment trial of President Trump wrapped up and some senators played with fidget spinners, most of the drama was elsewhere -- with one Democratic witnesses accusing a Republican senator of "defamation" and "slander," and Republicans vowing to highlight alleged corruption by Hunter Biden.

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.



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. 

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Fox PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Democrats, in impeachment trial arguments, charge that Trump's conduct was worse than Nixon's
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler Thursday accused President Trump of putting his own personal interests above national security and American democracy and charged that Trump is the only president in history to violate his oath of office so flagrantly.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Assessing a key impeachment argument: Trump's desired investigations were only for his own benefit
Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) offered a 10-point outline of the case.

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Reuters PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Trump impeachment trial TV audience drops 19% on second day
About 8.9 million TV viewers watched the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the first day Democrats laid out their case against the president, marking a significant drop from the roughly 11 million viewers who watched on Tuesday, according to Nielsen ratings data.

Huffington Post PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Democrats Lay Out Legal Basis For Removing Trump From Office
The House managers moved from evidence to analysis Thursday in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.

CNN PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Adam Schiff invokes Alexander Hamilton against Trump
Lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (R-CA) invoked the words of Alexander Hamilton and said President Trump tried to influence Ukraine to help him "cheat" to win the 2020 presidential election.

Huffington Post PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Fox News Legal Analyst: ‘Ample' Evidence To Remove Donald Trump From Office
Andrew Napolitano debunked Trump's dismissal of his Senate impeachment trial as "a hoax" in a new editorial.

Reuters PoliticsJan 22, 2020
Trump says impeachment trial witnesses would be national security risk
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would prefer a longer impeachment trial so that current and former top administration officials could testify, but that having them appear would present national security concerns.
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