Democrats have wrapped up their case that President Donald Trump abused his power by pressing a foreign government to investigate his political rival, delivering an impassioned argument that Trump must be removed from office to stop him from doing further damage to America’s democracy.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., the lead House manager, warned that Trump is “still trying to cheat in the next election” and that an acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial would allow him to do so.
Schiff argued that no American was safe if Trump was willing to override U.S. national security policy and congressional mandates in his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, the heart of the impeachment charge.
Trump is the third president in American history to face an impeachment trial. Trump's legal team is prepared to start his defense on Saturday.
Read on for detailed coverage of all aspects of the case as it stands.