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Trial and error: The impeachment proceedings against Trump

Print edition : December 20, 2019

(facing page) U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP

A transcript of a phone call between Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky is shown during the impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C., on November 15. Photo: ALEX WONG/Getty Images

Joe Biden (right) with his son Hunter Biden in Beijing in December 2013. Photo: ANDY WONG/AFP

The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump over Ukrainegate may end up hurting the Democratic Party because the Republican-controlled Senate, which has the final say in the proceedings, may well come to Trump’s rescue and hand him the advantage in the 2020 presidential election.
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