They have eight hours left of their allotted 24 hours.
"Right matters", he said, quoting Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman who had testified in the House.
The president is facing trial in the Senate after the House impeached him last month, accusing Trump of abusing his office by asking Ukraine for the Biden investigation while withholding the aid from a USA ally at war with bordering Russian Federation.
Senator Richard Burr handed out fidget spinners to a few colleagues and he was seen openly spinning a light blue spinner for half an hour as House manager Jerry Nadler, a Democrat, expounded on the constitutional legal basis for Trump's impeachment.
But even one Republican defection on the vote to convict could badly damage Trump, casting doubt on his insistence that the impeachment is a purely partisan prosecution with no merit on the facts.
At one point, the Democrats showed video footage of a younger Lindsey Graham, then a SC congressman and now a GOP senator allied with Trump, arguing during Bill Clinton's 1999 impeachment that no crime was needed for impeaching a president.
The answer, she said, was that the former vice president had entered the Democratic presidential race and polls showed he would be Trump's strongest challenger in the 2020 election."It wasn't until Biden began beating him in polls that he called for the investigation", said Garcia, a Texas Democrat.
"Hear he!" But most appear to be expecting the inevitable conclusion that the Republican majority will acquit the president and the US politicians - and the political junkies gripped by this sometimes stupefying spectacle - can start worrying about Trump's re-election campaign.
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In another email blast sent out to the campaign's list of millions of supporters on Thursday, Trump's reelection team slammed lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff as a liar, claiming he was "caught in yet ANOTHER LIE".
But Republicans have accused the managers' narrative of Trump's alleged wrongdoing as being repetitive and unnecessarily drawn out over the past three days, raising the specter of whether moderate Republicans may now be less inclined to throw Democrats a bone and agree to witnesses.
Ex-justice department officials say Trump has escalated his use of dubious legal tactics, including claims of absolute immunity and executive privilege, in impeachment battles.
He added: "You're going to hear more about that". He said he doesn't want to hear from Bolton or the Bidens. Specifically, it acknowledged that the House had taken the "opposite view" of the McGahn case as the Trump administration.
Trump's defence team is now arguing that the impeachment articles against him are invalid because they do not allege he committed a specific crime.
Congressional Republicans have intensified those critiques since the start of Trump's trial this week, accusing him of misstating the evidence against the president and running a hasty and unfair investigation. "If you find him guilty, you must find that he be removed".
Murkowski said Thursday on Twitter the rules governing the trial allow for the "Senate to decide whether or not we need more information" after closing arguments and a 16-hour session allowing senators to question House managers. It would take four Republican senators to join the Democratic minority to seek witnesses, and so far the numbers appear lacking. Politico says that besides complaining about the date the GOP-dominated Senate set for his defense team to give their arguments, Trump also found the time to fire off a bucket full of impeachment tweets - all related to messages from other GOP stalwarts in his corner, although it is hard to say what those tweets were meant to do.
"We're seeking the truth at a momentous time in the American republic", Schumer said.