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Impeachment Trial – The Friday Morning Headlines

FILE PHOTO: Lead manager House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during the third day of the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump in this still image from video in the U.S. Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 23, 2020. Senate TV/Handout via Reuters

According to Reuters, Democrats serving as prosecutors in U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will make their case that he improperly interfered in Congress’ probe of his dealings with Ukraine in their final day of arguments on Friday.

Here are some other morning headlines:

Fox News:  Trump’s Senate impeachment trial: GOP leadership tries to avoid defections on possible witness vote

Senate GOP leaders are trying to avoid defections in an anticipated vote next week on whether or not to allow for new witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial and remain in close talks with those potential swing votes, according to Republican aides.

The HillWhat to watch for on day 4 of the Senate impeachment trial

House Democrats get their final shot on Friday to make their case to the Senate and the American public that President Trump’s actions warrant conviction and removal from office.

Politico:  Trump’s trial may hinge on Lamar Alexander.  If the retiring Republican senator embraces a call for witnesses, it would upend plans for a quick Trump acquittal.

If you want to know how President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could play out, keep your eye on Lamar Alexander.

On the most important question of the trial — whether to subpoena witnesses — the 79-year-old Tennessee Republican senator is a wild card. Privately, senior Senate Republicans expect the vote to seek witness testimony to fail, but they are watching Alexander and several other Republicans closely. And wherever Alexander comes down is almost sure to be the majority position in the Senate.

New York Times:  What to Watch For in Trump’s Impeachment Trial on Friday

Entering their final day of formal arguments, House impeachment managers are poised to bring to a close the case against President Trump that they have been methodically assembling since Wednesday.

Washington PostHouse managers focus on alleged abuse of power on second day of opening arguments against Trump

House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), spent the second day and night of their opening arguments against President Trump by focusing on alleged abuse of power, one of the two articles of impeachment approved last month by the House.

Associated PressFace of impeachment: Schiff sets tone with appeals to Senate

In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump’s chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and compliment him on his arguments for Trump’s removal.