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Trump cozies up to GOP senators ahead of impeachment trial


Added 01-18-20 10:22:02am EST - “President Trump is happy to see his impeachment trial shift to friendlier terrain, but he's not taking any chances, openly praising Republican senators and catering to those who hold the fate of his presidency in their hands.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Trump cozies up to GOP senators ahead of impeachment trial”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump is happy to see his impeachment trial shift to friendlier terrain, but he’s not taking any chances, openly praising Republican senators and catering to those who hold the fate of his presidency in their hands.

Mr. Trump gushed about a dozen Senate Republicans, individually and at some length, in a long-winded aside while Chinese dignitaries stood silently during a trade-deal signing at the White House Wednesday.

The following day, he posted a week-old tweet from Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, about a bill honoring the late Roddie Edmonds, a master sergeant who refused to give up Jewish soldiers under his command during their time in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp.

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“Looking at this strongly,” Mr. Trump tweeted less than two hours before House Democrats marched the articles of impeachment into the Senate chamber.

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