Impeachment trial: Earlier Saturday start time, how to stream and watch closing arguments and vote

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is coming to a close less than a week after it began.


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On Saturday, the defense team for former President Donald Trump and the House trial managers will each present their final arguments of the impeachment trial before the senators who are serving as the jury are expected to vote to either acquit or convict Trump for “incitement of insurrection.”

The trial is running ahead of schedule, as Trump lawyers Bruce Castor, David Schoen and Michael van der Veen concluded their defense presentation after a few hours on Friday, instead of taking the full 16 hours allotted to them.

Following the defense team’s presentation — which included a video montage of Democrat leaders saying “fight” — the two sides fielded questions from senators. The defense says the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer a sitting president. Trump rejected a request to testify under oath either before or during the Senate trial.

The prosecuting side argued that Trump willfully incited the violent attack on Capitol Hill on

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