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Republicans dig in as Trump pushes for dismissal of impeachment charges


Washington – Top Senate Republicans on Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s call for outright dismissal of the impeachment charges against him, but continued to grapple with the shape of the Senate trial that could begin as soon as this week.

Most Senate Republicans are eager to stage a trial that ends with Trump’s acquittal and vindication on charges that he abused the power of his office in his dealings with Ukraine and obstructed a subsequent investigation in the House. But over the weekend, Trump urged the Senate simply to dismiss the charges against him – without hearing arguments from …read more

Source:: Independent Online

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