Kayla's Morning Kickstart
President Trump defense team almost entirely ignored the document released by the New York Times. His lawyers focused on attacking Joe and Hunter Biden. CNN said former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who led the investigation leading to President Bill Clinton's impeachment, warned senators of what he called the "age of impeachment."
Trump's lawyer Alan Dershowitz did say, though, that there was no quid pro quo and that abuse of power is a "political weapon," not an impeachable offense.
Hong Kong is closing several of its border crossings with mainland China in an attempt to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, according to CNN. More than 100 people are dead and more than 4,000 are sick because of the disease. Several countries have sent planes to China to evacuate their citizens, but it seems the virus is reaching new ground. Ivory Coast is investigating what could be the first case in Africa.
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