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The Senate is an entirely different chamber during today's question and answer portion, Axios' Alayna Treene reports.
The big picture: Republicans are hammering away at the standards for conviction.
Reality check via the N.Y. Times: "Frank O. Bowman III, a University of Missouri law professor and the author of a recent book on impeachment whose scholarly work on the topic was cited by Mr. Trump’s legal defense team in a brief, called Mr. Philbin’s claim 'a complete fantasy' and 'made up.'"
Democrats were focused on witnesses:
Between the lines: Republicans seem increasingly confident they will reach at least 51 no-votes on witnesses by Friday:
The other side: “I hope we can get witnesses and documents. It’s an uphill fight. Is it more likely than not? Probably no. But is it a decent good chance? Yes,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.”
Go deeper: Highlights from the trial
An LA Fire Department helicopter rescuing a resident from the rooftop of a 25-story high-rise apartment building, Jan. 29. Photo: ABC7 Los Angeles via AP
Axios' Ina Fried with the mega-pro tip:
Credit is due to AJ, Ina’s partner and a 20-year nanny.