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Politics Trump impeachment trial back today with defense team's second day of opening arguments - Updates

12:25  27 january  2020
12:25  27 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

BREAKING: Alan Dershowitz Distances Himself From Trump Legal Team: ‘I’m Not a Full-Fledged Member’

  BREAKING: Alan Dershowitz Distances Himself From Trump Legal Team: ‘I’m Not a Full-Fledged Member’ Alan Dershowitz clarified his role on President Donald Trump’s legal defense team in an interview with Mediate founder Dan Abrams Friday. Dershowitz told Abrams that he is not a “full fledged” member of the Trump legal team — but that he will provide an hourlong constitutional defense of the president before the Senate. That would […]Dershowitz told Abrams that he is not a “full fledged” member of the Trump legal team — but that he will provide an hourlong constitutional defense of the president before the Senate. That would make the lawyer more of a witness for the Trump team than a member of his defense.

Day in Impeachment : Key Moments From the Managers’ Opening Arguments . Republican senators criticized the tenor of the arguments . “We are here today in this hallowed chamber The House impeachment managers, led by Representative Adam B. Schiff, opened their case for

President Donald Trump ' s defense team makes first day of opening arguments . Trump ' s lawyers argue the charges are not impeachable, raise the The president’ s lawyers also will have 24 hours over three days to persuade senators that the articles of impeachment charged -- abuse of power

President Donald Trump's legal team presents the second day of its defense on Monday in the Senate impeachment trial after the Democratic House managers laid out their case last week charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The president's lawyers opened their case on Saturday, in a two-hour presentation that contrasted with the lengthy arguments from the Democratic panel, which used all of the 24 hours each side was given to use over three days. White House counsel Pat Cipollone promised weary senators that their team would "finish efficiently and quickly."

Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: 'We will force votes' on witnesses and documents

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Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made Today , Trump ’ s defense team began their case arguing against the president’ s removal from office. Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office

News of Bolton book renews demands he testify

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Democrats ratcheted up their demands that former national security adviser John Bolton testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump after The New York Times published a report Sunday that said Trump told Bolton he wished to withhold military aid in order to pressure Ukraine into helping with politically motivated investigations.

In his upcoming book, Bolton writes that Trump directly and explicitly told him in August that he wished to withhold the $391 in military aid to Ukraine that Congress had appropriated until officials there turned over documents related to the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Times reported, citing people who had seen the manuscript.

Senate blocks Democrats' pretrial demand for Trump documents

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Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made Trump team begins argument president broke no laws at impeachment trial . .@realDonaldTrump’ s team destroyed the Democrats’ arguments by laying out the FACTS in just 2 hours of opening

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

Trump's impeachment trial on articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress is centered on that withholding of aid and his refusal to allow current and former officials, such as Bolton, to testify in the impeachment inquiry.

Trump says two hours was plenty

Trump said in a tweet Sunday he thought two hours was all his legal team had needed to take apart the Democrats' case against him.

"The Impeachment Hoax is a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before. In just two hours the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have seen their phony case absolutely shredded," the president said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., agreed.

Graham told Fox News that he thought "the House managers were articulate" and had"created a compelling narrative."

"But what happened yesterday, in two hours, the president's defense team destroyed the narrative created in 21 hours regarding process and substance," he said.

Dem lawmaker says senators 'squirming' at impeachment 'because the truth hurts'

  Dem lawmaker says senators 'squirming' at impeachment 'because the truth hurts' Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono claimed Thursday that her GOP counterparts are “squirming” in their seats because they're uncomfortable hearing mounting evidence against President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. “Most of us get restless when we are presented with information we don’t want to hear, right?” Hirono, D-Hawaii, told reporters before Thursday’s impeachment trial resumed. “And they don’t want to hear what the president did.”Senators, especially on the GOP side, were getting restless a day earlier during Rep.

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

Dershowitz says Dems failed to make case for impeachment

The impeachment managers argued that Trump had abused his power by using military aid to pressure Ukraine into conducting investigations that he thought would benefit him politically ahead of the 2020 election. They also said Trump obstructed their investigation by refusing to allow top administration officials to testify or handing over documents requested by House committees in the impeachment inquiry.

More: How Trump, Clinton impeachment trials compare

Attorney Alan Dershowitz, who is a member of Trump's legal team, said on "Fox News Sunday" that, "they presented the strongest case they could present on their facts, but they didn't come close to alleging impeachable offenses."

Dershowitz has argued that a president must commit a crime to be impeached and removed from office, a position that has been disputed by many constitutional legal experts – including Dershowitz himself during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.

But that argument aside, Dershowitz said the defense team on Monday will show that the allegations against Trump are not true and that the House managers presented the facts "incompletely."

Trump suggests Schiff will pay a 'price' for pushing impeachment

  Trump suggests Schiff will pay a 'price' for pushing impeachment Trump also called impeachment "a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before.""Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man," Trump tweeted.

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

"Remember, there are three things that the Senate has to decide. One, is there sufficient evidence of what they claim?" he said. "Does it constitute, first of all, an abuse of power? And third, does abuse of power constitute impeachable offenses?"

Dems accuse the president of threatening Schiff

In another tweet, Trump tore into House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager.

"Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!" Trump said.

Schiff said he thought Trump "intended" the tweet as a threat and his fellow impeachment managers agreed.

"I would just say to the American people, this is totally inappropriate. It is totally a threat, if you will, against the process of this investigation and of this trial," Rep. Val Demmings, D-Fla., said Sunday when asked about the tweet on MSNBC.

More: Pathway of the impeachment process: How it works, where we are

"We are defenders of the Constitution," Demings said, vowing the impeachment managers would do their job "regardless of what inappropriate comments" or "threats that come out of the president."

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told Fox News that Schiff's characterization of the tweet as a threat was "ridiculous" and that she believed Trump meant Schiff would pay a price with voters.

Rep. Val Demings: The facts in the impeachment trial are clear

  Rep. Val Demings: The facts in the impeachment trial are clear Rep. Val Demings and Sen. James Lankford talk about the Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump on ABC's "This Week." "While they are asking us -- I believe -- and the American people to not believe our lying eyes and our lying ears, I do believe that the information -- the testimony -- when you put it all together is as clear as two plus two equals four, " she told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week.

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

Trump ’ s team concludes first day and will continue Monday, after impeachment managers made case for Trump ’ s team said today would feature a three-hour “overview” of their defense , which Stay tuned for updates from the trial . And relive the Democrats’ case to remove Trump from office, here

Contributing: Deirdre Shesgreen

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump impeachment trial back today with defense team's second day of opening arguments - Updates

Nadler to miss portion of impeachment trial as wife undergoes cancer treatment .
Rep. Jerry Nadler will miss parts of President Trump's Senate impeachment trial while his wife Joyce Miller undergoes treatment for pancreatic cancer. © Provided by Washington Examiner"In December, following the House Judiciary Committee markup of the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, my wife was admitted to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. She has undergone surgery and is taking further steps to address the spread of the cancer," the New York Democrat shared in a statement on Sunday.

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