They say House prosecutors overlooked facts that are more favorable to his case

In a two-hour presentation that reserved their most provocative attacks for Monday, President Trump’s legal team echoed his justifications for his actions toward Ukraine and sought to plant doubts about both the prosecutors’ case and its lead advocate, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.).

Republicans decry impeachment as ‘boring’

Their “nothing new” mantra underscores the hear-no-evil approach some are taking as they attempt to defend President Trump from charges of high crimes and misdemeanors.
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President Trump’s legal team in his impeachment trial began its defense with a slightly more lawyerly version of one of Trump’s favorite tweets: read the transcript.
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NPR reporter says Pompeo cursed at her, told her to point to Ukraine on map

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched into a profanity-laced rant against an NPR reporter after an interview, the news organization says, apparently frustrated by questions he had been asked about Ukraine and former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

Trump wants a Senate Democrat to vote for acquittal. White House eyes Joe Manchin.

The West Virginian has sided with President Trump on tough votes before, but voting to acquit him would be an even more politically charged decision, one that could help him maintain his reputation as a moderate back home but that would likely make him a pariah within his own party.
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