Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, told senators in the impeachment trial that President Donald Trump perpetuated a debunked conspiracy theory pushed by Russia that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election. “President Trump continued to promote this fake conspiracy theory just because it would be beneficial and helpful to his own reelection campaign,” Garcia, one of the House managers said. House managers have been allowed 24 hours over the course of three days to present their case. The White House will then make its defense. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The trial will determine whether Trump is convicted of those charges and removed from office, or acquitted.

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