Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House manager in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, told senators on Jan. 24, that the president’s actions has created rifts with U.S. allies and compromised the nation’s ability to urge other countries to respect the rule of law. “If our allies can’t trust us to stand behind them in a time of need, we will soon not have a single ally left,” Schiff said, speaking on the third day of arguments from House Democrats. He also said that because of Trump's actions, the U.S.' allies have been distancing themselves "It’s painful to see our allies distance themselves from the United States. And it’s more than painful, it’s dangerous." The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on two articles -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—for his alleged efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his political rivals in exchange for lifting a hold on U.S. military aid. The Senate trial will determine whether Trump is convicted of the two articles of impeachment and removed from office or whether he is acquitted.
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