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Trump impeachment trial live coverage: The president's defense begins

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House voted to send impeachment articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell officially received the House managers on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Copyright Chelsea Stahl NBC News
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Senators heard from House prosecutors for three days. Now, Trump's team is making their case in his defense.


President Donald Trump's lawyers will begin to make their case in his defense on Saturday as the Senate impeachment trial concludes its first week of arguments.

The defense phase of the trial follows three days of arguments against the president from House impeachment managers.

Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow said on Friday that Saturday's arguments, which are expected to last just a few hours, would be "our sneak preview" of their broader case.

Highlights from the Senate trial so far


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