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New York Times PoliticsJan 26, 2020
‘Good Not to Be In Washington': Senators Return to Iowa for Burst of Campaigning
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar hit the 2020 campaign trail on Saturday during a break in the impeachment trial.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Trump wants a Democrat to vote for acquittal in impeachment trial. The White House eyes Joe Manchin.
President Trump has interacted with Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) — a brawny, backslapping former governor — more than any Democrat in the Senate.

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Yahoo PoliticsJan 25, 2020
As defense opens, Trump attorneys accuse Democrats of 'blind drive' to impeachment
Attorneys for President Trump opened their defense in his Senate impeachment trial Saturday morning by charging that the case presented by House Democrats was full of "bluster and innuendo," and that "devastating evidence" would lead to the inevitable conclusion that the two articles of impeachment now being considered have no merit.


Fox PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Trump rates his legal team's performance in Senate impeachment trial
A pleased President Trump views his lawyers' forceful two-hour defense presentation Saturday as a "mandate to end" the impeachment trial swiftly, sources familiar with Trump's thinking told Fox News.

CNN PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Schiff: Trump's team is trying to 'deflect' and 'distort' truth in opening arguments
House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said Saturday that President Donald Trump's defense team in the Senate impeachment trial is attempting to "deflect, distract from, and distort the truth."

CNN PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Day 5: The impeachment trial scenes the Senate TV cameras won't show
President Donald Trump's legal team began their defense Saturday, but views of the Senate chamber are still limited by restrictive TV camera rules.

CNN PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Romney says 'very likely' he'll be in favor of witnesses but won't decide until after opening arguments
Sen. Mitt Romney said Saturday that it's "very likely" that he'll be in favor of calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but won't decide until after opening arguments.

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CNN PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Facts First: Fact-checking opening statements from President Trump's legal team
President Donald Trump's legal team kicked off their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial Saturday morning. In defending the President, Deputy White House Counsel Mike Purpura said the case is based on "six key facts that have not and will not change."

Reuters PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Defense at Senate trial says ousting Trump would be 'massive interference' in election
Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump told his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an election year.

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Trump Team, Opening Defense, Accuses Democrats of Plot to Subvert Election (Politics - U.S. Senate)

Fox PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Schiff refers to CBS 'head on pike' story, infuriating GOP: 'Every one of us knows it is not true'
Senate Republicans -- including potential swing-voters -- expressed outrage Friday after lead House Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif., referred in his closing remarks at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial to a report that GOP members were told they'd face dire consequences if they voted to convict the president.

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New York Times PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Trump Impeachment: Highlights of Saturday's Trial
After a three-day presentation from House Democrats, President Trump's lawyers took the stage in a short Saturday session to begin arguing against his removal. Here were the highlights.

Reuters PoliticsJan 25, 2020
Factbox - 'Absolutely nothing wrong': Quotes from the fifth day of Trump's impeachment trial
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate entered a new phase on Saturday as Trump's legal team began to lay out its defense on the fifth day of the proceedings.

Yahoo PoliticsJan 25, 2020
AOC and Michael Moore urge Iowa voters not to 'play it safe' as they stand in for Sanders
Two of Bernie Sanders's highest-profile allies, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, filled in for him on the campaign trail Friday night, speaking to a rally here at the University of Iowa, as the Vermont senator participated in the impeachment trial in Washington, D.C. 


Washington Post PoliticsJan 25, 2020
For Amy Klobuchar, the impeachment trial means bombarding Iowa voters from distant D.C.
The trial schedule has confounded the plans of several presidential candidates to hit Iowa full time, a complication that is most threatening to Klobuchar as she seeks to break into the top tier.

Politics - U.S. SenateJan 25, 2020
Could Trump Muzzle John Bolton? The Limits of Executive Privilege, Explained
If senators vote to subpoena testimony for the impeachment trial, the president may not be able to block or delay a willing witness.

CNN PoliticsJan 25, 2020
8 things you might have missed in the final days before the Iowa caucuses
Nine days from the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are fighting bad winter weather and the headwinds of an impeachment trial that's dominating national headlines and latching the senators in the race to Washington instead of the campaign trail.

Fox PoliticsJan 25, 2020
AOC never mentions Bernie Sanders' name as she and Michael Moore pinch-hit for candidate at Iowa rally
With Bernie Sanders tied up in Washington at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, a couple of his high-profie supporters filled in for him Friday at a campaign rally in Iowa.

The Daily BeastJan 24, 2020
GOP Rolls Out Every Last Excuse to Keep Witnesses Out
J Scott Applewhite/AP/ShutterstockAs he made the closing arguments for the House prosecution, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished not with an argument to convict the president but a plea for the Republican senators sitting in the chamber to vote for additional evidence, a critical and increasingly imperiled part of the Democratic strategy in the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. 

He appealed to their sense of duty and fairness—and had the GOP side of the room, if not rapt, at least paying attention. 

And then he got ahead of himself.

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The Daily BeastJan 24, 2020
King Trump Wants Heads on Pikes. The GOP Can't Wait to Oblige.
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyLike so many things in life that move slowly and then all at once, I fear Donald Trump has finally led America to the moment in our political history where things go very dark.

"Head on a pike." "Take her out." A rigged Senate impeachment trial with a foregone conclusion where one party isn't even bothering to pretend they have the least commitment to truth, the rule of law, or the good of the country. Calls for the arrests and court-martial of whistleblowers and truth-tellers. An endless assault on a free press. Taken separately, these are troubling glimpses inside the political hurricane of the moment, but as a mosaic, they portend something so much more dangerous.

The enemy is always within for Trump. The abundant testimony by Fiona Hill, Alexander Vindman and others about Trump's effort led by Rudy Giuliani and his private henchmen to wreck Joe Biden led to the abrupt removal of Yovanovitch isn't a surprise. What was a surprise was that Trump is caught on a recording admitting it.

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