WASHINGTON (WFLA) – Closing arguments began Monday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
The U.S. Senate narrowly voted down a motion to call new witnesses to testify in the president’s trial on Friday, setting the stage for a final vote on impeachment to happen this Wednesday. President Trump will likely be acquitted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The trial started drawing to a close on Monday when House impeachment managers and the president’s legal team took the Senate floor to deliver their closing arguments. Each side was allotted two hours to deliver arguments.
House manager Rep. Sylvia Garcia:
House manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren:
Pat Cipollone of defense team:
Jay Sekulow of defense team:
Michael Purpura of defense team:
Ken Starr of defense team:
House manager Rep. Adam Schiff:
House manager Rep. Hakeem Jeffries:
House manager Rep. Val Demings:
House manager Rep. Jason Crow:
Once closing arguments are over, each member of the Senate will get a chance to take the floor for 10 minutes to explain their vote.
The final vote on Wednesday will wrap up a two-week Senate trial that followed a months-long impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. The Democrat-controlled House voted to impeach the president in December. The Republican-controlled Senate will almost certainly acquit him Wednesday.
The trial – only the third impeachment trial in U.S. history – is ending on an already-busy week that includes the Iowa caucuses on Monday and the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Nexstar is bringing you complete coverage of the impeachment trial. Our coverage continues Monday at 10:50 a.m. ET with JB Biunno, Evan Donovan and Washington correspondent Trevor Shirley.
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