HOUSE MANAGERS ARE NOW IN THEIR THIRD DAY OF OPENING ARGUMENTS AS DEMOCRATS WORK TO MAKE THE CASE AS TO WHY THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT LAUREN BLANCHARD IS ON CAPITOL HILL WITH THE LATEST ON THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL.
UNDER THE RULES OF THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL, THE HOUSE MANAGERS WERE GIVEN 24 HOURS TO MAKE THEIR CASE.
TODAY THEY RESUMED WITH JUST UNDER 8 HOURS REMAINING.
“The managers for the house of representatives have seven hours and fifty three minutes remaining.”
HOUSE DEMOCRATS WRAPPING UP THEIR THIRD AND FINAL DAY OF OPENING ARGUMENTS, SHIFTING THEIR FOCUS TO THE SECOND ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT: OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS.
“President Trump tried to cheat. He got caught. And then he worked hard to cover it up.”
THIS AS DEMOCRATS CONTINUED PRESSING FOR DOCUMENTS AND KEY WITNESSES TO TESTIFY, URGING REPUBLICANS TO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS.
“Will four republican senators, just four, rise to the occasion and do their duty to the constitution, to their country?”
MEANWHILE, SENATE REPUBLICANS WORKED TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT.
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REQUEST FOR UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE THE BIDENS WAS WELL FOUNDED DESPITE DEMOCRATS POINTING TO A LACK OF EVIDENCE.
“I’m going to look at this if nobody else does and that doesn’t make me a Russian agent.”
ON TWITTER, THE PRESIDENT BEMOANED HIS DEFENSE BEGINNING ON A SATURDAY, CALLING THE TIME SLOT TV’S “DEATH VALLEY.”
STILL, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY STEPHANIE GRISHAM SAID THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM IS READY.
“He’s got a team of lawyers with decades and decades of legal experience and then we’ve got the truth on our side that he did nothing wrong.”
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL ANNOUNCED TOMORROW’S OPENING ARGUMENTS WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM EASTERN.
THEY’LL TAKE A BREAK ON SUNDAY THEN THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM WILL HAVE MONDAY AND TUESDAY TO WRAP THINGS UP.
ON CAPITOL HILL, LAUREN BLANCHARD, FOX NEWS.