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***Live Updates*** Trump Impeachment Trial: Dems Conclude Opening Arguments


Added 01-24-20 03:47:02pm EST - “Democrats will finish their opening arguments on Friday in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. House Impeachment Managers are expected to focus on "obstruction of Congress."Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live…” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “***Live Updates*** Trump Impeachment Trial: Dems Conclude Opening Arguments”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Democrats will finish their opening arguments on Friday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

3:31 PM: Schiff concludes his presentation on “abuse of power,” and the Senate takes a 15-minute recess. Democrats have about five more hours to go.

3:25 PM: Schiff asks the Senators to imagine if Trump had one of them investigated instead of Biden. He asks them if Trump wouldn’t have any of them investigated if it suited his interests. Schiff says if, deep down, the Senators believe Trump would have them investigated, then they cannot leave a man like that in office. Schiff says Trump will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office. He says “there can be little doubt” that Trump will invite foreign interference in the country’s election, which will pose a threat to the country’s democracy. Schiff says the Founders understood that someone like Trump, who is faithful to himself and willing to sacrifice the country’s democracy and national security for his self interest, could one day get in power.

2:53 PM: Schiff thinks we need a “revolution of dignity” or a “revolution of civility” at home after speaking about how the Trump administration could learn a thing or two from Ukraine. He is repeatedly trying to establish that Trump subverted U.S. anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine because he was scared of Biden.

"Countries like Ukraine are fighting our fight against authoritarianism—at least that used to be our fight. And God help us if it's not our fight still." https://t.co/2wyMuOAnOg pic.twitter.com/ZHssYuL0uu

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