Trump impeachment trial day five: What to watch for as Democrats wrap up their opening arguments
Friday will be the last day for House impeachment managers to make their opening arguments in Trump's impeachment trial.Democrats Democrats will make their final push on Friday for why President Donald Trump should be convicted and removed from office in what is expected to be the last day of their opening arguments in the Senate. The House impeachment managers, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as prosecutors in the case, are likely to focus their final hours on the second article of impeachment charged against the president: obstruction of Congress. After all, they spent all day Thursday outlining the first article (abuse of power) and why the Constitution supports a president's removal for such an offense. Representative Jerrold Nadler, one of the seven managers, asserted that"all prior impeachment considered of high office have all included abuse of power." "The Constitution is not a suicide pact," the Democrat added in his remarks."It does not leave us stuck with presidents who abuse their power in unforeseen ways that threaten our security and democracy." Democrats allege that Trump abused his power by pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate a potential political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, in exchange for the release of nearly $400 million in military aid. Then, when they tried to look into this conduct, they charge that Trump obstructed Congress by refusing to hand over documents and provide witnesses. Trump has repeatedly denied the charges, claiming his communication with Ukraine's president was"perfect." And Trump''s defense lawyers have tried to make the argument that both articles of impeachment are"structurally deficient" and"made up." On Friday, the House impeachment managers will likely dive deeper into their obstruction charge. They can point to the White House's blocking of testimony from several officials with direct knowledge of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, such as acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Adviser John Bolton. House impeachment managers (L-R) Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Sen. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talk to reporters before the second day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on January 22, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Friday is expected to be the last day for opening arguments from Democrats. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Democrats will also likely discuss the White House's refusal to provide documents in the investigation. The executive branch refused to turn over thousands of pages of subpoenaed documents during the House's inquiry, claiming they had immunity through executive privilege. "It's not like we didn't try," said Representative Zoe Lofgren , another impeachment manager, said on Wednesday."The White House refused to give them to us." Trump himself appeared to admit his team withheld evidence from Congress during his appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this week. He told the press that"we have all the material - they don't have the material." Representative Val Demings, one of the impeachment managers, tweeted that the remarks showed Trump bragging about obstructing the impeachment investigation. The second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: covering up witnesses and documents from the American people. This morning the President not only confessed to it, he bragged about it: "Honestly, we have all the material. They don't have the material." Read more: Newsweek
Who would literally still be watching? Democrats lying is always funny 😁.
Trump impeachment trial live updates: Democrats begin 3 days of opening argumentsRep. Adam Schiff: 'I recognize there will be times during the trial that you may long to return to the business of the Senate... but not before you decide what kind of democracy that you believe we ought to be.' Make it stop! Thank God for the Food Network! If I have to listen to Adam Schiff talk for 2 more minutes I would puke. How many times do we have to hear the same crap over and over and over....... Hillary probably emailed them about it You git em, Adam!
Democrats launch first salvo at trial, accuse Trump of corrupt schemeSenator Lindsey Graham said that Democrats are 'on a crusade to destroy this man and they don't care what they destroy in the process of trying to destroy Donald Trump' Projecting again Lindsay? back in 1999
Senate impeachment trial live updates: Democrats make their case against TrumpAsked if he or his son would consider testifying in Senate impeachment trial as part of any possible witness swap, Joe Biden says, 'This is a constitutional issue. And we're not going to turn it into a farce, into some kind of political theater.' Maybe it's hard for a culture of abuse to wrap its head around the concept of abuse of power? What a stupid question. 'we're not.... ' .... what's with that he's not in the senate and has nothing to say about anything.
Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, warn that world is watching'I'm exposing your hatred of this president,' Senator Lindsey Graham criticized Democrats for the way they are handling the impeachment process against Trump Pilot Fish Duh. Lindsay is turning into a very sad shell of a man!
Senate impeachment trial day 2: Democrats make their case against TrumpRep. Adam Schiff makes closing remarks on the first day of opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump: 'What brought us here is that some courageous people came forward — courageous people that risked their entire careers.' They're opening remarks. Good lord. Courageous people who are nameless. My dad flew in the ETO in WWII with his name around his neck. My HS friends went to Nam with names on their necks. They risked lives, not careers. And many lost the bet.
Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, say U.S global standing at stake'My Democratic colleagues, you can say what you want about me, but I’m covering up nothing,' Senator Lindsey Graham said about President Trump’s impeachment trial Loser! Way to amplify his obstruction. Are the adults at Reuters all in Davos now? hes lying