Democrats argue Trump’s blocking of probe rates removal, too

LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors are launching their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial after an impassioned plea to senators to convict him because in the U.S. "right matters." As Democrats press their case before skeptical Republican senators for the third day, the president's legal team is preparing its defense, expected to start Saturday. Trump, eyes on the audience beyond the Senate chamber, bemoaned the schedule in a morning tweet, saying "looks like my lawyers will be forced to start on Saturday, which is called Death Valley in T.V." The Senate jurors faced another long day Friday armed with pens and paper — and, for Republicans, the gift of fidget spinners — for the historic
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