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CBS News 29 Jan 2020

Senators to begin asking questions in impeachment trial


U.S. senators in the impeachment trial of President Trump are set to begin submitting written questions to Chief Justice John Roberts, as the trial enters a new phase. White House counsel wrapped up its opening arguments Tuesday. CBS News' Katherine Johnson joined CBSN AM with the latest from Capitol Hill.

Closing arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump are underway on Capitol Hill. (Feb. 3)
The US Senate has found President Trump not guilty of abuse of power and the obstruction of congress in his historic impeachment trial. Donald Trump had been charged with high crimes and misdemeanours by the members of the House of Representatives but, as expected, the Republican majority in the Senate cleared him, which means he'll fight for re-election in November.

Tonight's BBC News at Ten is presented by Sophie Raworth and hears from the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel.
President Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington the day after he was acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial. He made a veiled reference to Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, who broke from his party and voted to convict on one charge. "I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong," Mr. Trump said. Watch his remarks.
President Trump is declaring victory after being acquitted in his impeachment trial. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, Associated Press White House reporter Jill Colvin, and Wall Street Journal Capitol Hill reporter Siobhan Hughes joined CBSN to discuss the latest.

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