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Things are heating up in the Senate as the long-awaited Senate trial in the impeachment of President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will officially propose a resolution that will set the rules for the trial. He released the proposed rules Monday afternoon.

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As millions of Americans commemorated the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway railed against the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, set to begin in the Senate on Tuesday.

The President, who leaves for the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday night, has no public plans to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, prompting reporters to ask Kellyanne how he intended to celebrate.

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The Senate is gearing up for a historic impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, who withheld congressionally approved aid from Ukraine on the condition that its leaders announce investigations against his political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Days after taking an oath of impartiality, some Republican senators are making the rounds to defend Trump's actions.

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A day after Senators took an oath of impartiality in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, the President eagerly announced the team of lawyers who will be defending him.

Two names on the list stood out.

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Maine's senior Senator, Republican Susan Collins, trended on Twitter Wednesday.

But with the reason why, Collins' 2020 senatorial campaign probably wished she hadn't.

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Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, made explosive claims on the Rachel Maddow show Wednesday night.

According to Parnas, Trump knew all about his and Giuliani's efforts to use congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine as leverage to spur announcements of investigations that would be politically beneficial to the President.

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Eyes across the nation tuned in to Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show on Wednesday night for an interview with Lev Parnas—a Ukrainian-American associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Parnas, who was recently indicted by the Southern District of New York for illegally funneling money into Republican political campaigns, was elaborating on a recently released trove of text messages, tapes, and other documents he turned over to House Democrats.

He implicated not only the President, but Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, and Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) in the efforts to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations politically beneficial to Trump's re-election efforts.

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