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President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday.

Shortly after House impeachment manager, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), laid out the evidence against the President unveiled by House Democrats, one of Trump's defense attorneys—Jay Sekulow—asked a question in his rebuttal.

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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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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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During the House's impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump last year, Republicans challenged Democrats to find a law that Trump broke by withholding congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine, pressuring the country's officials to open an investigation into his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Some House Democrats insisted that Trump violated the Impoundment Control Act, a 1974 law limiting the President's ability to withhold funds already allocated by Congress.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the highest audit institution of the U.S. federal government, just took those Democrats' side.

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Alarming texts were released on Tuesday between two associates of the President's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani: indicted Ukrainian-American Lev Parnas and GOP congressional candidate Robert Hyde.

The texts indicated Hyde was tracking the whereabouts of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Hyde claims in the texts to be working with someone on Yovanovitch's security team to monitor her whereabouts and tells Parnas he knows people who "can help" for a price.

Yovanovitch left Ukraine for the United States due to security concerns weeks later.

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The House Intelligence Committee released a trove of documents from indicted Ukrainian-American oligarch Lev Parnas.

Parnas was an associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, until Parnas's arrest last year. Parnas has been cooperating with investigators and yesterday, much of his correspondence with Giuliani and other Trump allies was released, including some sinister text messages.

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