Opening arguments begin in Trump impeachment trial

2020-01-22 20:36
President Donald Trump. (Getty)

President Donald Trump. (Getty)

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Democrats began presenting their opening arguments at the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Adam Schiff, the chairperson of the House Intelligence Committee, took the podium on the floor of the Senate to make the case that Trump should be removed from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Democrats have 24 hours over the next three days to make their case and will be followed by White House lawyers who will defend the Republican president.

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