The Daily DC: Impeachment Watch

CNN's Political Director David Chalian and his colleagues bring you a daily update on impeachment proceedings, every evening, Monday through Friday. Stay informed on all the latest developments, as they unfold.

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'Impeachment is hell,' says Trump lawyer


He led the effort to impeach President Clinton, but now Ken Starr says 'like war, impeachment is hell.' Starr was one of several members of President Trump's legal team to speak at the Senate trial a day after the New York Times reported on Ambassador John Bolton's forthcoming book. According to the Times, Bolton alleges that Trump explicitly linked security assistance to Ukraine with an investigation into the Bidens. The bombshell revelation intensifies the fight over witnesses...


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Trump lawyers say Democrats want to overthrow an election


Now it's the President's turn. After Democratic House managers wrapped up their opening argument Friday night - at one point, calling Trump a 'dictator' - President Trump's legal team took to the Senate floor. They accused Democrats of trying to undermine both the 2016 and 2020 elections. Jay Sekulow, the president's lawyer, underscored the lack of hard evidence, claiming the impeachment charges required the ability to 'read minds...


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Democrats underscore national security


It's all about national security. That's the message House managers hammered home on their final day of opening arguments...


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Democrats use the GOP's words against them


The House managers are methodically building their case. Congressman Jerry Nadler took centerstage today and focused on President Trump's alleged abuse of power. He even cited commentary from President Trump defenders like Senator Lindsey Graham and Attorney General Bill Barr. CNN national security reporter Jeremy Herb calls in to provide color on today's session. Plus, CNN political director David Chalian dissects the Democrats case with CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero.


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Democrats begin their case


President Trump is officially on trial. Lead House manager Adam Schiff began his opening argument today by emphasizing abuse of power and appealing to the Senate's 'common sense.' CNN congressional reporter Lauren Fox describes the historic scene and provides insight on the Democrats' ongoing search for four moderate Republicans to aid their quest for documents and witnesses...


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McConnell feel the heats from within GOP


The Senate Majority Leader is famously unflappable, but Mitch McConnell yielded to pressure from moderates within the Republican party and changed his rules resolution at the last minute. Yet Democrats remain outraged, calling McConnell's proposal a "national disgrace." Is a fair trial possible? CNN political director David Chalian gets the latest updates on the contentious debate from CNN Politics congressional reporter Alex Rogers...


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Americans want to hear from witnesses, poll reveals


A new CNN poll reveals that most Americans want to hear from witnesses at the Senate trial. But will Republicans be able to resist the political pressure and rally behind President Trump's desire for a speedy acquittal? And what role will Alan Dershowtiz play on Trump's defense team? Meanwhile, Congressman Adam Schiff alleges that the intelligence community is holding up pertinent information on the Ukraine investigation because they don't want to damage the Trump administration...


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The trial rules are still in limbo


President Trump has made some high-profile additions to his legal team - including Ken Starr, the independent counsel who oversaw the investigation that led to Bill Clinton's impeachment. But what rules will govern the trial? CNN political director David Chalian dives into the state of play with CNN reporter Haley Byrd. Plus, Sarah Wire, the chair of the Standing Committee of Correspondents, provides insight on the fight for full press access at the trial.


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For just the third time in history...


It's official. For just the third time in American history, the President of the United States faces an impeachment trial in the Senate. The pomp and circumstance of the carefully choreographed day underscore its importance. Meanwhile, the fight over witnesses and documentary evidence grows as Lev Parnas provides new details about the pressure campaign to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens...


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Explosive evidence emerges as impeachment moves to Senate


It's been a whirlwind 24 hours. Yesterday, explosive new evidence from Lev Parnas - the Ukrainian-American businessman with ties to Rudy Giuliani - suggested that the then-ambassador to Ukraine was under surveillance before she was quickly fired by the Trump administration. Last night, the Democratic presidential contenders rallied around the President's impeachment. And this morning, the House members who'll 'prosecute' the impeachment case were unveiled...


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