Pat Cipollone, White House counsel, argued for a “golden rule of impeachment,” that for Democrats would mean, "Do onto Republicans as you would have them do onto Democrats.” He added that he hoped there wouldn’t be another impeachment in the future. President Donald Trump’s defense team is presenting their arguments as part of the Senate impeachment trial. Trump’s trial has entered a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on those two counts.

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