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Making the Case

House managers are arguing their case. Can they persuade Senators to side with them on the question of witnesses?
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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Oct. 5, 2018.Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images file

It’s day one of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Over the course of many hours, House Managers argued their case for the removal of the President and the need for witnesses and documents. They are making these arguments to the American public, but also to the 100 Senators who are acting as jurors in this trial.

Steve Kornacki is joined by Frank Thorp, NBC News producer covering the Senate, to talk about the Republican Senators who may be persuaded to side with the Democrats when it comes to the question of witnesses.

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