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WATCH LIVE: Dems to make constitutional case against Trump in impeachment trial

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 16:05:07-05

Democrats will continue their opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump Thursday. This will mark the second of three eight-hour sessions in which House impeachment managers will explain why they feel President Donald Trump should be removed from office.

The impeachment trial is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Watch it live below:

On Wednesday, lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff walked senators step-by-step through Trump's dealings with the Ukraine, in which Trump withheld foreign aid for weeks in the hopes that it would encourage new Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into one of his political rivals.

"(The president) does not, under our laws and under our constitution, have a right to use the powers of his office to corruptly solicit foreign aid, prohibited foreign aid, to help his re-election," Schiff said during his remarks Thursday.

Democrats claim Trump abused the power of his office by withholding military aid to Ukraine — a U.S. ally and a key part of the country's defense against Russia — in exchange for opening an investigation that would be politically advantageous to Trump.