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Senate Republicans might not even want Trump to win

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25.01.2020

"[Ukraine] should investigate the Bidens... Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens... So I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens”: President Trump’s voice reverberated throughout the silent Senate chamber. Although he wasn't in attendance, Trump was the House impeachment managers' chief witness as they repeatedly played videos of his own, seemingly self-incriminating words.

Many argue that this public solicitation of foreign election interference itself, as well as President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, is enough to justify removal from office. But as was demonstrated in the three days of opening arguments from the House impeachment managers, this request came in the context of an alleged months-long extortion plot in which it is claimed that the President of the United States abused his power for personal gain. The evidence of Trump's wrongdoing is overwhelming, according to Democrats, but the key question is: Will it matter?

I say it will, in more ways than one.

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Over the past three days, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and his team of impeachment managers presented a convincing case against President Trump, grounded in documentary evidence and witness testimony. While Senate Republicans killed Democrats’ attempts to have new witnesses at the onset of the trial, the impeachment managers cleverly integrated video clips of the House impeachment inquiry’s testimony. Wednesday was focused on presenting the facts of the alleged Ukraine........

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