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Trial reconvenes at 1pm.
After covering everything leading up to the inquiry in the House, covering the House inquiry itself and covering the opening arguments at the Senate trial, I think, for me, the q&a has been the most interesting part of this process. New mental exercises to do.
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On 7/24 OMB officials sent a "Ukraine prep memo" preparing to freeze military aid to Ukraine the day before Trump's 7/25 call with Zelensky.

It is clear Trump's corrupt scheme to freeze the aid was tied to the pressure campaign for a Biden probe.

Schiff: "The House believes that an impartial juror ... will find that the Constitution demands [Trump's] removal ... That will be for you to decide, with the weight of history upon you, and, as Pres. Kennedy once said, 'a good conscience your only sure reward.'"

Trump impeachment defense is dangerous. Abuses of power could crack America's foundation.

Trump thinks his oath was a vague, unenforceable promise, that he can't be held accountable as long as he doesn't commit a crime. But he's wrong.
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🧵 Live-thread. Impeachment of Donald John Trump. December 18, 2019. The House is voting now on a Republican motion to adjourn in protest of impeachment. Vote will take around fifteen minutes.

While we wait, for a frame of reference, let's recall that the impeachment trial in the Senate for William Jefferson Clinton began on December 19, 1998. The vote to acquit was announced on February 12, 1999.

While we are waiting, responding to the President's tweets here:

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In other news: today is markup day for the articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump. Live tweet kicks off tonight at 7PM ET.
#AbuseOfPower #ObstructionOfCongress
A markup FYI is when a bill or resolution - in this case, this res 🔽 - is debated, amendments proposed/considered in a sort of legislative drafting tug of war. Because Dems have cmte majority, I dont anticipate many proposed GOP changes getting through.…
Tonight's hearing is a bit unusual in that it will be broken up over two days (It happens, just not often). Tonight's hearing starts at 7PM, so lawmakers will likely deliver speeches, get into a bit of debate and then save the meat of the "marking up" for the Thursday 9AM session
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Here's a THREAD of the Democratic Candidates for GOP Judiciary seats in 2020. Llnks for all.
Support them. Democracy is at stake.
If the House hadn't flipped in 2018, no impeachable offenses would have come to light.

Democratic Candidates for Congress
Alabama District 2 #AL2

Phyllis Harvey Hall

Nathan Mathis

Democratic Candidates for Congress
Arizona District 5 #AZ5
vs Andy Biggs

Joan Greene

Jon Ireland

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