Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Here's what we learned at Trump's trial on Monday

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What happened Monday?
Democratic House managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team completed their closing arguments on Monday, ahead of a Wednesday Senate vote to convict or acquit the president.
In delivering his final summation, lead impeachment prosecutor Adam Schiff focused his argument for Trump’s removal on just a few Republicans who signaled they’d keep an open mind throughout the trial.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) also floated a possible censure of Trump as a lesser punishment than removal, arguing that a bipartisan condemnation would be more effective than a failed partisan vote to remove the president. He conceded, however, that his proposal isn’t likely to get much traction.
What’s happening Tuesday?
Senators will continue to deliberate publicly in the chamber. And President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address at 9 p.m., where GOP senators are hoping he’ll avoid talk of impeachment.
Here are the most noteworthy moments from the 11th day of the trial
> Manchin proposes lesser punishment of censure for Trump
> Schiff seeks single GOP ‘guilty’ vote in closing pitch
> Trump has the votes for Senate acquittal
There's LOTS MORE HERE and at the other sources listed below:

AXIOS: Trump impeachment trial recap, day 11: Closing arguments conclude

WSJ: Trump's Impeachment Trial—Live Analysis

USA TODAY: live impeachment trial updates

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