Impeachment trial of President Trump continues | USA TODAY

Impeachment trial of President Trump continues | USA TODAY

Closing arguments to begin in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.

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House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team will make their closing arguments Monday as senators prepare to vote on whether to convict or acquit the president on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Those two articles of impeachment were approved by the Democratic-controlled House on Dec. 18 after a two-month inquiry into allegations that Trump held up military aid to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations for his political benefit – including one involving former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic rival in the 2020 election. Trump has insisted he did nothing wrong and his defense team has argued that even if the allegations were true, they did not rise to the level of an impeachable offense.

Last week, the Senate voted 51-49 against issuing subpoenas for additional witnesses and documents, which would have delayed the trial’s conclusion.

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  1. Kevin Campbell

    A partisan impeachment should not void voting by the people. Let the American people decide in a couple of months. The President is doing a great job, my family is doing good for a change. Everyone I know is doing good.

  2. George Kafantaris

    Will the Republicans take back the House and also keep the Senate? Given their performance at President Trump’s impeachment trial, this is far from certain. Sure, they would get the vote from their base, but the vote from the independents/urban voters is a different story.
    Then how did Trump win in 2016?
    To some degree, because James Comey announced the FBI’s 11th hour investigation of Hillary Clinton. This has been disputed by Comey, but the one who believes it wholeheartedly is Trump himself — and his sidekick Rudy Giuliani.
    How so?
    Because they wanted to run the same play against Joe Biden. They had to taint him with wrongdoing from the outset and having Ukraine merely announce an investigation would do the trick. But they knew Ukraine would not do it without some serious prompting. Remember, Comey announced that the FBI is reopening the Clinton email investigation only after Giuliani had gone all over TV claiming an FBI agent had told him this.

  3. Anubis 11

    ‪USA DEAD-TRUMPLAND OPEN Buy tickets now! Did you see the coup? Face facts USA is a dictatorship. Trump has media~ Fox, judiciary ~ Barr , now trump has the congress & elections. It has happened here. Vote to REMOVE Call USA Capital congressman now 1(202) 224-3121 Call

  4. Anubis 11

    ‪USA DEAD-TRUMPLAND OPEN Buy tickets now! Did you see the coup? Face facts USA is a dictatorship. Trump has media~ Fox, judiciary ~ Barr , now trump has the congress & elections. It has happened here. Vote to REMOVE Call USA Capital congressman now 1(202) 224-3121 Call

  5. Car Lea

    Living history — now we see how people can actually clamor for Fascism. History books lied. Historians had said Fascism was something imposed upon a helpless population by hostile mass murderers from the outside. But we see here that Fascists, naziImmigrants and certain nazi-escapees were only laying in wait for a return to their comfort zone.

  6. jacqueline helbert

    this is an unacceptable conduct from the democrats who are all lying about abuse of power,they are the one abusing the laws of America
    -President Trump never obstructed the election, they are doing it themselves in this year of election,free Trump and let get him reelected in 2020

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