What Mattered Today: December 17, 2019

In an open letter to Speaker Pelosi, President Trump accused Democrats of "declaring open war on American Democracy." Plus, Senate Majority Leader McConnell rejected a call from Minority Leader Schumer for witnesses in the anticipated Senate impeachment trial, and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, a witness in the FBI's Russia investigation, was sentenced to 45 days in prison and three years of probation. Read up on these and more of today’s top headlines.

    What Mattered Today: December 17, 2019

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