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Sky News 21 Jan 2020

Trump impeachment trial begins


Donald Trump's impeachment trial has begun in the Senate, but Democrats have already claimed the process for the hearing is unfair.

Lev Parnas's attorney requested that Attorney General William Barr recuse himself from the federal campaign finance case against Parnas. We discuss how it all ties into Trump's impeachment trial. Aired on 01/20/20.
U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in the Senate with arguments over the rules for how the trial should be conducted.
US Democrats have ruled out a "witness swap" with Republicans in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Lawmakers who are seeking to remove the president from office hope to hear testimony from his former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

But Democrats refused any deal to allow the son of former US Vice-President Joe Biden to be called as a witness.

Mr Trump is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He strongly denies any wrongdoing.
Less than a day after Giuliani associate Lev Parnas implicated President Trump and top White House officials in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, the historic impeachment trial begins. Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the trial, administered the oath to "do impartial justice" to all senators. Aired on 1/16/2020.

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