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Democrats condemn Trump at trial as threat to American democracy


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6 Min ReadWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even with acquittal seemingly assured, the Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial made a forceful appeal for conviction on Monday, calling him a man with no moral compass who must be removed to protect American democracy. They have cheapened the awesome power of impeachment.” Senator Joe Manchin, a Democratic moderate, said he has not decided on whether to vote to acquit Trump and sees “no path” to the required two-thirds majority. “A man without character or ethical compass will never find his way.” Sekulow said neither of the charges brought against Trump represent an impeachable offense, and accused Democrats of seeking to negate the 2016 election won by Trump and to subvert the will of the American people. Seizing on these arguments, Schiff told the Senate that if a president cannot be impeached for abuse of power, that would open the door to a range of “utterly unacceptable conduct.” “Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election, or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago (his Florida resort) permanently and let (son-in-law) Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war,” Schiff said.

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