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Trump's defence team wraps up opening arguments

Jan 29, 2020 12:52 IST

Donald Trump's legal defence team wrapped up their opening arguments on Tuesday saying that the impeachment trial was an abuse of power and "driven by political desires". White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who led Trump's defence team, also implored Senators to "put the Constitution above partisanship." The Senate trial now moves into a two-day period of questioning, during which each party will alternate questioning for up to 16 hours throughout Wednesday and Thursday. The senators will not ask questions themselves but submit them for Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding, to read.