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Democrats signal defeat as Donald Trump impeachment trial nears end


Washington – Democrats sounded resigned to defeat on Friday in their bid to call witnesses at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, predicting his fellow Republicans would move swiftly to acquit him and leave him in office.
“Tonight, all signs point to a rushed acquittal of an impeached president,” Patty Murray, a member of the Senate Democratic leadership, told reporters.

The Senate was due to resume the proceedings with further arguments from Trump’s legal team and the House of Representatives Democrats serving as prosecutors. The Senate was due later on Friday to vote on whether to allow witnesses.
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Source:: Independent Online

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