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Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

January 24, 2020
As Democrats made their case to the Senate and the nation, moderator Robert Costa and this week's reporters discussed the latest on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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Senate impeachment trial: Managers outline the case for removing Trump

January 23, 2020
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and the other impeachment managers detailed the House's case for removing President Donald Trump from office as the Senate's trial on Wednesday shifted to opening arguments following a contentious debate over subpoenas and witnesses.
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Sen. Paul: 45 Republicans ready to dismiss impeachment charges against Trump

January 23, 2020
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a leading ally of President Trump, said Wednesday that 45 Republicans are ready to dismiss the charges against the president and he would keep pushing to rally a majority of GOP senators to end the impeachment trial.
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McConnell Prefers to Hold ’Em, but Also Knows When to Fold ’Em

January 23, 2020
Carl Hulse | The New York Times
Senator Mitch McConnell never backs down — unless he has to. Facing a rare revolt from a wide selection of Senate Republicans this week over the rules for President Trump’s impeachment trial, Mr. McConnell swiftly surrendered. Having written the rules mainly in secret, keeping the final text from even many of his fellow Republican senators until the last moment, Mr. McConnell quickly quelled a brewing backlash from his colleagues by agreeing to relax some of the most stringent aspects he had drafted.
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Senate amends impeachment trial rules, but defers on witnesses

January 22, 2020
Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins, Robert Costa | The PBS NewsHour
The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump got underway on Capitol Hill Tuesday. The first day of proceedings involved hours of debate over the trial rules Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had proposed; ultimately, some changes were accepted.
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What to Watch For in President Trump’s Impeachment Trial on Wednesday

January 22, 2020
Peter Baker | The New York Times
After a marathon debate about how to conduct the impeachment trial, the Senate will formally move into the oral arguments phase of the proceeding on Wednesday as the House managers open their case to convict President Trump and remove him from office.
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McConnell makes strategic retreat to keep firm grip on Trump trial

January 22, 2020
John Bresnahan, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Mitch McConnell blinked. At least for a moment. After last-minute pushback from centrist GOP senators, the Senate majority leader slightly eased off his push Tuesday for a compressed calendar during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. But McConnell still ran all over Democrats on the Senate floor, winning a series of party line votes on the resolution that will govern the trial.
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McConnell and Schumer set for showdown on Trump's impeachment trial

January 21, 2020
Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer are heading for an epic clash on the Senate floor Tuesday over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, with McConnell and his Republicans set to institute fast-paced trial rules that ignore Schumer’s demands entirely.
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Trump’s lawyers, Senate GOP allies work privately to ensure Bolton does not testify publicly

January 21, 2020
Robert Costa, Rachael Bade | The Washington Post
President Trump’s legal defense team and Senate GOP allies are quietly gaming out contingency plans should Democrats win enough votes to force witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial, including an effort to keep former national security adviser John Bolton from the spotlight, according to multiple officials familiar with the discussions.
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