Democratic prosecutors are warning as they close out their case in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he will persist in abusing his power unless Congress intervenes to remove him from office.
Rep. Adam Schiff has wrapped up the presentation by urging Republican senators to “Give America a fair trial” by ensuring witnesses are called to testify.
The president's legal team is preparing its defense, expected to start Saturday. Trump bemoaned the schedule in a morning tweet, saying it “looks like my lawyers will be forced to start on Saturday, which is called Death Valley in T.V.”
Democratic House prosecutors have made an expansive argument at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” theory about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.
Rep. Adam Schiff is the face of the House’s impeachment case against President Donald Trump. Though he has six managers by his side, Schiff has set the tone and worked methodically to convince the Senate Trump deserves to be removed from office.
“Right matters," lead prosecutor Adam Schiff told senators in a late night speech.
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Schiff told the Associated Press that many Republicans are “finding I'm not the demon” that he's often portrayed to be. Republicans, for their part, were complimentary of Schiff but said they learned nothing new about the case against the president.
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