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Fidget Spinners Given to GOP Senators During Trump Trial

Schiff makes plea to GOP senators

(Newser) - The third day of President Trump's impeachment trial ended with lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff making an emotional plea to Senate Republicans. The Democrat warned that the president will continue to put his own interests first if he is allowed to remain in office, the Hill reports. "...

Impeachment Trial Day 3: Here&#39;s What Is Planned
Democrats Reject Idea of
'Witness Swap' for Bolton
the rundown

Democrats Reject Idea of 'Witness Swap' for Bolton

'We're not going to turn it into a farce,' Biden says

(Newser) - Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said during the second day of President Trump's impeachment trial that former White House national security adviser John Bolton should be heard from—but he and other Democrats poured cold water on the idea of a "witness swap" in which Hunter Biden...

Trump Sets New Record for Presidential Tweets

Most of his 142 tweets, retweets focused on impeachment

(Newser) - President Trump has once again broken one of his own records for most tweets from an president. According to Factbase , the president tweeted a total of 142 times on Wednesday, firing off most of them as he traveled back to the US from Davos, Switzerland, the AP reports. He broke...

Impeachment Day 1 Includes Scolding From Roberts
Impeachment Day 1
Includes Scolding From Roberts
THE RUNDOWN

Impeachment Day 1 Includes Scolding From Roberts

Oral arguments set to begin later Wednesday

(Newser) - The Senate approved the rules for President Trump's impeachment trial along party lines early Wednesday, setting the stage for oral arguments that could begin later in the day. After a long, tense hearing, the resolution to approve Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's trial plan passed by 53 votes...

Senate Rejects Demands for More Witnesses

Trump trial rules passed along party lines

(Newser) - The Senate plunged into President Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democrats' demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s "trifecta” of offenses. The daylong session started Tuesday with the setback for Republican...

In Davos Speech, Trump Rejects 'Prophets of Doom'

President decries climate 'alarmists'

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday and said "predictions of apocalypse" from "prophets of doom" should be rejected, reports the BBC . Trump spent most of his speech touting the US economy, but he briefly took aim at climate activists. "These alarmists always...

Senate Republicans Won't Dismiss Trump Charges

The votes aren't there, GOP leaders say

(Newser) - Senior Senate Republicans are still trying to settle on the format of President Trump's impeachment trial—but they have made it clear that there will be a trial, despite the president's call to dismiss the charges. Trump tweeted Sunday that a trial instead of "outright dismissal" gives...

GOP Senator Is 'Disturbed' by Leader's Trump Trial Remarks

Murkowski says she will be impartial juror

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski thinks the process that led to the impeachment of President Trump was rushed and flawed—but she also has serious concerns about how his trial in the Senate will be conducted. The Alaskan senator tells KTUU that she was "disturbed" by Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

Trump Lawyers Wonder If He Has Really Been Impeached

They argue it hasn't been formalized yet

(Newser) - After voting to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, the House went into recess Thursday, leaving the process in limbo until Jan. 7—and giving constitutional experts plenty of time to argue the finer points. Bloomberg reports that lawyers close to the president are looking at whether Trump hasn't really...

Pelosi Threatens to Delay Trump Trial

She wants to see a 'fair process' in the Senate

(Newser) - After Bill Clinton was impeached by the House on Dec. 19, 1998, his trial in the Senate began 19 days later. Andrew Johnson's Senate trial started 10 days after he was impeached in 1868. With President Trump, the gap will be longer—possibly a lot longer. In what Politico...

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