Trump impeachment trial delivers closing argument after Senate skips witnesses, moves toward vote

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An unexpected vote in favor of hearing witnesses, 55-45 with five Republicans joining the Democrats, threw the trial into chaos just as it was on the verge of concluding. Later in the afternoon, both sides reached a deal to instead enter into the record a statement from a Republican House lawmaker about a heated phone call on the day of the riot between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that Democrats say established Trump’s indifference to the mob-violence.