House Democrats file formal argument urging Trump's removal. Trump's legal team told the Senate that impeachment was an attempt to overturn the 2016 election and that the articles were legally defective. Ref. USAToday.
I've been watching bits and pieces of the impeachment trial and found some of the testimony to be eye opening but unexpected so I don't know if it will be enough to change presidents.
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'Is that true?': Here are questions senators asked during Trump's impeachment trial. There were themes to the questions in President Donald Trump's Senate trial. Republicans asked about the whistleblower whose complaint sparked impeachment, and Democrats wondered how the Senate could do justice without hearing witnesses. Source 7e.
Honestly, despite the weak argument of it being to not waste time, I personally feel it would be inexcusable for them to not allow for witnesses and additional documentation. Especially in allowing the President to continue withholding any information not already given for this impeachment trial. If he is really so assured that there is no impeachable evidence against him, he shouldn't feel the need to hide anything. That because he is STILL withholding information and wanting to prevent more witnesses proves he feels there is something with hiding.
Edited: Thomaslee on 30th Jan, 2020 - 3:12pm
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The most amazing thing about Trump and all the Republicans that support him is the lengths people will go to in order to cover for a man that is obviously wrong. All presidents before have had to eventually admit they were wrong but not Trump. As was said yesterday by his own Harvard defense team… he is basically untouchable whenever he thinks that he is acting in the public interest. Don't dictators think they are acting in the public's interest too? rolleyes.
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The Senate rejects witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial 51-49, clearing the way for a final vote. The vote on President Trump’s fate may be imminent after Democrats failed in their bid to call former national security adviser John Bolton and acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, witnesses House impeachment managers consider vital to their case. The vote means Republicans, who have pushed to quickly end the impeachment trial, can move forward with closing arguments and a vote on whether to acquit Trump or convict him and remove him from office. Ref. USAToday.
I'm not sure that Donal Trump is going to get impeached, but I am pretty sure that he won't be re-elected due to the popular consensus that he is doing a pretty terrible job as President and has passed some questionable policies.
I would also believe that while the impeachment process is damaging Donald Trump's reputation, it won't be enough to remove him, however, he also won't be re-elected.