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Democrats Say Impeachment Trial Makes Case for Calling Witnesses

  • Second day of House arguments focuses on abuse of power
  • Trump’s defense set to begin during Saturday session
Adam Schiff speaks to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22.
Adam Schiff speaks to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22.Photographer: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg
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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said that as House Democrats move into their second day of building an impeachment case against President Donald Trump it will be harder for Republicans to ignore their calls for additional witnesses and evidence.

Schumer expressed confidence in the House impeachment managers, saying Thursday that the “atmosphere of the Senate took on an entirely different dimension” during the first day of the House’s argument, which featured quotes and video clips of witness testimony from last year’s inquiry.