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Trump’s trial is over but the final verdict is not yet in

WASHINGTON: In Hollywood, it is called a false ending – where the story appears to be heading to a close but is not yet over. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial ended yesterday with a conclusion that was unsurprising – his

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Trump mocks Democrats’ healthcare plans, pans socialism

WASHINGTON: Only hours before his expected acquittal on impeachment charges, US President Donald Trump prepared to go face to face with his accusers and defenders in Congress, ridiculing Democratic healthcare proposals and touting the US economy. Verbal fireworks were possible

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Democrats criticise Trump at trial as threat to American democracy

Even with acquittal seemingly assured, the Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial made a forceful appeal for conviction yesterday, calling him a man with no moral compass who must be removed to protect American democracy. Congressman Adam

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Democratic witness bid seems doomed in Trump impeachment

Another pivotal Republican announced opposition yesterday to calling witnesses in President Donald Trump’s US Senate impeachment trial, appearing to doom a bid by Democrats to permit testimony and paving the way for his expected acquittal. Senator Lisa Murkowski said she

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Impeachment trial turns to whistleblower ahead of possible weekend finish

WASHINGTON: US Senate Republicans yesterday tried to shift the focus of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to the unnamed government official whose whistleblower complaint about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine spurred the drive to remove him from office. As the trial

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Republicans in Trump impeachment face new pressure after Bolton expose

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the US Senate came under renewed pressure yesterday to allow witnesses in his impeachment trial, while his defence team ignored new disclosures from a former top White House adviser. The elephant in

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Adam Schiff is becoming Exhibit A in president’s defence

WASHINGTON: The lawmaker walking US senators methodically through the case for removing President Donald Trump from office is also becoming Exhibit A in efforts by the president’s allies to defend him. Over the first three days of Trump’s impeachment trial,

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Democrats use words of Trump allies against him

WASHINGTON: Democrats worked methodically at US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial yesterday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president. On the second day of their arguments for Trump’s removal

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US Senate blocks bids for documents in Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON: The Republican-controlled US Senate rejected three Democratic efforts yesterday to obtain documents and evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance along lines favourable to Trump. As the third impeachment trial in US

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Trump ally, McConnell comes up with rules that may acquit the president

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal. The 116-page Trial Memorandum

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