***Live Updates*** Trump Impeachment Trial: Democrats Begin Opening Arguments | Breitbart

***Live Updates*** Trump Impeachment Trial: Democrats Begin Opening Arguments | Breitbart

***Live Updates*** Trump Impeachment Trial: Democrats Begin Opening Arguments | Breitbart

Democrats will have 24 hours over the next three days for their opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

Opening arguments are set to start at 1 PM ET on Wednesday.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.


1:15 PM: Schiff droning on and on about how Trump acted in a way that the Founders feared. Accuses Trump of trying to “cheat” in the 2020 election by withholding aid from Ukraine unless they announced they were investigating the Bidens.

I just asked Joe Biden about Senate Democrats considering swapping testimony of him or his son in exchange for John Bolton: “No they’re not,” Biden said.

Some of them are. “No they’re not,” he said again. Would he consider testifying? “No they’re not,” he said a third time.

— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 22, 2020

1:10 PM: First up is Schiff, the House’s head impeachment manager. The Senate will take a short break after about two hours.

1:05 PM: Senators join Roberts in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as day two is about to begin.

12:50 PM: Chief Justice John Roberts has arrived to preside over the Senate. He will soon gavel in the second day of the impeachment trial.

12:45 PM: Schiff, again pushing for witnesses, making the point at a press conference that Trump’s team (Sekulow) conceded that the Senate is not a “court of appeals.” He says Democrats will begin the trial with a “factual chronology” because House Managers cannot assume Senators know all of the details.

Trump earlier called the trial “a total hoax” and “a disgrace.”

.@PaulaReidCBS: “Mr. President, do you want to hear from witnesses in the impeachment trial? Your team has been a little inconsistent.”

President Trump: “I’ll tell you the way I look at it, it’s a total hoax. It’s a disgrace.” https://t.co/anmIdCHO6a pic.twitter.com/A1QGVD9BsR

— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 22, 2020

Schumer claims Trump’s team was “unprepared” last night as he pushed amendment after amendment, keeping the Senate in session until 2 AM. Schumer refused McConnell’s offer to bundle all of the amendments.

Sen. Chuck Schumer: “The White House defense were unprepared, confused and totally unconvincing. White House counsel resorted to the kind of histrionics you see on Fox News evening broadcasts.” https://t.co/gSRupclymD pic.twitter.com/2KftsxKv7Z

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 22, 2020

One of the House Managers pouncing on Trump’s comments:

The second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: covering up witnesses and documents from the American people.

This morning the President not only confessed to it, he bragged about it:

“Honestly, we have all the material. They don’t have the material.” pic.twitter.com/DPAEFHIDjS

— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) January 22, 2020

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