President Donald Trump intimidated witnesses in an effort to keep them from testifying, House Democrats argued in the impeachment trial on Jan. 24. Rep. Val Demings, a House manager, presented evidence of Trump’s comments against former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, former Ambassador Bill Taylor and the anonymous whistleblower, among others. “As we know, witness intimidation is a federal crime,” Demings said. After spending two days laying out the case for the first article of impeachment—abuse of power — House Democrats spent the better part of Friday making the case for the second article of impeachment — obstruction of Congress. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December. The Senate trial will determine whether Trump is acquitted, or convicted of the two articles of impeachment and removed from office.
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