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Senate minority leader made remark on emails about the freeze on Ukraine’s military aid

8.45pm GMT

The president’s congressional allies appear to be zeroing in on a new talking point to undermine the Senate impeachment trial.

As House speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to avoid transmitting the articles of impeachment, Republican lawmakers are arguing the delay indicates the case is not as “urgent” as Democrats previously claimed.

Dems said impeachment was URGENT. Now they don’t want to have a trial, because they have no evidence. In real world, if prosecution doesn’t proceed with case, it gets dismissed. So on Monday, I will introduce measure to dismiss this bogus impeachment for lack of prosecution

8.28pm GMT

Marianne Williamson, the self-help author and Democratic presidential candidate who captured the Internet’s fascination with her early debate performances, has reportedly laid off her campaign staff nationally.

The ABC affiliate WMUR reports:

The spiritual author and lecturer joined the race in January 2019 and campaigned aggressively throughout the year, making many visits to New Hampshire. The sources told WMUR she remains a candidate but has drastically scaled back her campaign.

As of Tuesday, the sources said, Williamson’s campaign, in fact, had no staffers on board.

Related: Marianne Williamson: the ‘leftwing Trump’ preaching the Politics of Love

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Source: theguardian