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WATCH LIVE: The Senate impeachment trial so far

To watch our live stream of today's Senate impeachment trial starting at approx. 1:00 p.m., click here.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is claiming he wants top aides to testify in his Senate impeachment trial, but he qualifies that by suggesting there are "national security" concerns about allowing their testimony.

Trump spoke to reporters Wednesday at a global economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

See our coverage of that here.

Senate Republicans have for now blocked Democratic motions to immediately call witnesses and subpoena documents.

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito said this on social media:

I believe that Senators should hear the arguments from both sides and have the opportunity to ask questions before determining whether additional evidence is needed. Today, the Senate will consider any pre-trial motions filed by the parties and the House managers will begin to argue their case

Shelley Moore Capito

Very early this morning, the Senate adopted a resolution to set rules to govern the first part of the impeachment trial....

Posted by Senator Shelley Moore Capito on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

On Tuesday, the Senate approved rules for Trump's trial on two articles of impeachment.

Democrats failed to persuade Republicans to agree to issue subpoenas for documents and witnesses, though those matters can be revisited later

To watch our live stream of today's Senate impeachment trial starting at approx. 1:00 p.m., click here.

Bailey Pace

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