Donald Trump’s lawyers prepared to deliver the US president’s first full-throated defense on Saturday in the Senate’s historic impeachment trial, after Democratic prosecutors spent three days making their case for the Tump’s removal from office.
House Democrats prosecuting U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial used their final day of opening arguments to accuse the commander-in-chief of staging a cover-up to hide his illegal and corrupt requests to Ukraine. The managers focused their efforts on prosecuting the second of two charges the House passed in December against the president — obstruction of Congress.
“At the heart of Article 2, obstruction of Congress, is a simple, troubling reality: President Trump tried to cheat. He got caught. And then he worked hard to cover it up,” congressman Hakeem Jeffries, one of seven House lawmakers prosecuting the case, said from the well of the Senate. “President Trump was determined to carry out his corrupt scheme.”
The abuse of power article is centered on Trump’s decision to hold up millions of dollars in security assistance to Ukraine as well as a coveted Oval Office meeting sought by President Volodymyr Zelensky while he was pushing to have the probes declared.
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