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As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump was set to resume on Monday with the second day of the President’s legal team giving their opening arguments, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today previewed the trial and shared their fears for what the defense would say about former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Yeah, in just a few short hours yesterday, the White House lawyers showed they want to argue both the facts of the case and their view that the President's conduct isn’t impeachable at all. It was really all just a hint of what could be a long and divisive day on Monday,” NBC correspondent Garrett Haake warned viewers at the top of his report.
After playing soundbites of Trump lawyers Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow from Saturday’s abbreviated proceedings, Haake touted how “The Democrats [were] fact-checking the President's lawyers minutes after arguments ended.”
Haake then shared a soundbite of him asking Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) if he expected Trump’s legal team to “put the Bidens on trial on Monday?” The Senator schooled him.