House Democrats have concealed some of the evidence they collected in the impeachment inquiry that could benefit President Donald Trump, the president’s lawyers argued during the impeachment trial on Jan. 25. “Impeachment shouldn’t be a shell game. They should give you the facts,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said during his concluding remarks on the first day of the defense’s arguments. Trump’s legal team began its defense on Saturday, after House managers were given 24 hours over three days to make their case for why the president should be removed from office. The defense is given the same amount of time to make its arguments, although Trump’s lawyers said they do not plan to use the entire time allotted. The House of Representatives impeached Trump in December on two articles of impeachment--abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate trial will determine whether Trump is acquitted of those charges or convicted and removed from office.

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