Trump Trial

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts arrives for the opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate began hearing opening arguments Wednesday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proceedings now on a fast track. First up: Democratic House managers making their case that Trump abused his presidential power and should be removed from office.

After late-night deliberations over the rules almost ensured no new witnesses will be heard, the trial picked up speed. There were few signs of Republican resistance to quickly assessing, and voting, on charges related to Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

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