Trudy Rubin: Alexei Navalny attacked Putin's Big Lie. GOP senators should do the same to Trump's at his impeachment trial

For anyone who doubts why it is vital to move forward with the Senate impeachment trial, take a look at what’s going on this week in a Moscow courtroom. On the same day Democrats laid out their case against President Donald Trump’s effort to subvert the U.S. election, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to two-and-a-half more years in prison on trumped-up charges — after the Kremlin failed to kill him with poison. Both cases revolve around this question: Can a democracy exist if its leaders base their power on flat-out lies to the public about the most essential principles o…

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