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A copy of a Senate draft resolution to be offered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., regarding the procedures during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate (AP Photo/Jon Elswick) 

Sen. Jeff Merkley said in a statement today, "Senator McConnell’s rules for the Senate impeachment trial are a travesty. They make a mockery of our constitutional responsibility to hold a fair and full trial."

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As Washington braces for contentious trial White House calls case 'flimsy' and 'rigged'

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In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, Pete Buttigieg looks over return numbers with his campaign manager Mike Schmuhl. (Marcus Parter,/South Bend Tribune via AP) 

Buttigieg removed Bend, Indiana's first African American police chief in 2012  for "inappropriate taping" of department phone calls, saying he did so to avoid federal prosecution of the chief, but the Feds say otherwise

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(AP Photo/John Amis) 

Democrat Cory Booker's departure now leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history

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Democratic candidates, including Sens. Bernie Sanders;  Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar along with former Vice President Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are all entering the final stretch with a plausible chance of winning Iowa's caucuses

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“It’s about a fair trial,” U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC's 'This Week'. "They take an oath to have a fair trial and we think that should be with witnesses and documents." But Sen Lindsay Graham says the Senate will acquit "in a matter of days"...

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Russia interfered in the 2016 election but GOP allies and the president continue to spread the discredited theory that Ukraine was responsible, misinformation that muddies the water for election campaigns and impeachment

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President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt speaks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) 

The move eases for now the protracted showdown between Pelosi and McConnell over the rare impeachment trial, only the third in the nation's history

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) 

Democrats are pressing to hear from Bolton and others who did not appear before the House in its impeachment inquiry

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Biden, Buttiegieg and Sanders still lead the fundraising race even though Klobuchar and Booker had their best quarter so far and Warren raised more than $1.5 million on last day of the year

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