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US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: The closing arguments set the stage for a vote to acquit Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Amanda Voisard

With almost every Republican in the audience holding fast behind US president Donald Trump, House impeachment managers made impassioned closing argume(...)

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell speaks during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Photograph: Senate Television via AP

The US Senate on Wednesday will begin up to two days of questioning the prosecution and defence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial ahead o(...)

President Donald Trump tweeted: “Any fair-minded person watching the Senate trial today would be able to see how unfairly I have been treated and that this is indeed the totally partisan Impeachment Hoax that EVERYBODY, including the Democrats, truly knows it is.” Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/New York Times

Donald Trump’s lawyers have opened their impeachment trial defence by asserting the US president “did absolutely nothing wrong” when he asked Ukraine(...)

US president Donald Trump has the right to give evidence but this is unlikely. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins on Tuesday in the Senate. Here’s what to watch for in the coming days and weeks. Will witnesses (...)

US president Donald Trump stands accused of ‘endangering national security’. Photograph: Getty

Prosecutors in the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump have said he must be removed from office for putting his political career ahead of t(...)

President Donald Trump at a rally on January 14th in  Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph:  Joshua Lott/Getty

History will be made next week when the impeachment trial of Donald J Trump opens in the US Senate – only the third time in history that a sitting US (...)

Kenneth Starr, the former special prosecutor who investigated former US president Bill Clinton. Photograph:  Rob Lever/AFP via Getty Images

Former special counsel Kenneth Starr – a key figure in Bill Clinton’s impeachment 21 years ago – has been added to US president Donald Trump’s legal t(...)

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy: questions  US decision to freeze military aid to Ukraine in Time interview. Photograph: Ints Kalnins

The White House will not participate in a hearing scheduled by the House judiciary committee on Wednesday, a key stage in the impeachment inquiry into(...)

Lt Col Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the US National Security Council, arriving to speak with House impeachment investigators on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Lt Col Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House of Representatives impeachment investigators on Tuesday (...)

Congressional Democrats had scheduled former White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify about events described in the Mueller report but US president Donald Trump has blocked this. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, dismissing(...)

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