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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., arrives for the impeachment trial of President Trump at the Capitol on Friday. Alexander, a key vote in the trial, says he plans to vote no on hearing witnesses. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Alexander Explains Decision Not To Call Witnesses In Trump Impeachment Trial

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate chamber during a recess in the impeachment trial of President Trump on Friday. Senators voted against admitting witnesses and new evidence on Friday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Chief Justice John Roberts, who reads the questions at the impeachment trial, blocked one query from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., which may have revealed the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment inquiry. Senate Television via Getty Images hide caption

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The first question in the Senate impeachment trial came from Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, in conjunction with fellow moderates Susan Collins and Mitt Romney, on Wednesday. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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White House counsel Pat Cipollone speaks during the impeachment trial against President Trump in the Senate on Tuesday. Senate Television via Getty Images hide caption

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White House counsel Pat Cipollone departs the Senate following defense arguments by the Republicans in the impeachment trial of President Trump. The trial resumed on Monday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Lead House manager Adam Schiff speaks to the press at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday ahead of the second day of President Trump's impeachment trial. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Wants To Move The U.S. Secret Service Back To Treasury

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Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. (left); Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrive to the Senate chamber for impeachment proceedings on Thursday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats the House will vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House To Vote Wednesday To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate

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