US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins, with one eye on November election

The Democrat-controlled House impeached Mr Trump on Dec 18, on two Articles or charges - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans wrangled and skirmished long and hard on Tuesday night (Jan 21) over whether documents and witnesses should be subpoenaed in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

It is only the third time a president of the United States - and the first time a president who is up for re-election - has been put on trial in the Senate.

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