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After a lengthy argument between House managers and President Donald Trump's counsel, Republicans in the Senate are expected to vote down calls for witnesses in its impeachment trial, starkly contrasting the desire of 75 percent of Americans and dismissing bombshell allegations from potential firsthand witnesses.

Republicans are then expected to vote overwhelmingly to acquit the President.

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The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to affirm the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, further bolstering the likelihood that Trump will be fully impeached by the House before the end of the year.

Once the House votes in the affirmative, the articles of impeachment will be sent to trial in the Republican-dominated Senate, and—judging from a recent Trump campaign fundraising email—Trump is already working to ensure that Republican senators don't vote to remove him.

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