Trump Impeachment Trial Recap: White House Launches Defense

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump entered a new phase Saturday with the White House legal team launching their defense after three long days of House Democratic managers laying out arguments that the president abused his power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstructed Congress. Trump's lawyers argued the Democrats' investigation into Trump's dealings with Ukraine was not a fact-finding mission but rather a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.

Scroll through our live blog below to see how the hearing unfolded in real time:

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