Day six of the trial on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began on Tuesday, Jan. 21, after a weekslong impasse over how the Senate trial would proceed, and debate over the rules stretched nearly 13 hours.
Reporting on day six of the trial from The Hill:
President Trump’s lawyers are poised to begin their second day of opening arguments in his Senate impeachment trial on Monday in what is expected to be a more robust presentation than their first day of abbreviated arguments over the weekend.
The sixth day of the trial will begin less than 24 hours after explosive new details about former national security adviser John Bolton’s knowledge of the Ukraine affair threaten to severely complicate Trump’s defense.
The New York Times reported late Sunday that Bolton wrote in a draft copy of his forthcoming book that Trump told him in August that he wanted to suspend military assistance to Ukraine until the country helped with investigations into the Biden family and a debunked conspiracy theory about 2016 election interference.
Trump quickly denied telling Bolton the aid was tied to investigations into Democrats, alleging in a tweet that his former aide was only making the allegations “to sell a book.”
It is unclear whether Trump’s defense team will address the new details during Monday’s proceedings.