Impeachment trial of President Trump: Live updates

President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress tonight — the night before the Senate is scheduled to render its verdict on his impeachment trial.

About the speech: It is Trump’s third official State of the Union address. Trump has used past addresses to highlight his administration’s victories, target his political enemies and push forward on efforts to fulfill his vision for the country.

But Trump is expected tonight to underscore what his administration has done and what he claims Democrats have failed to do in the unique context of impeachment and election season.

Meanwhile, a handful of Republican senators said they hope Trump steers clear of impeachment talk during his address to the bipartisan audience.

Staunch ally Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said it would be “smart” to focus on other issues, encouraged Trump to be “positive” and posited that “most people” are ready to move on from impeachment.

“I hope he is, too, because I am,” Graham said.

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