Trump’s defense to make their final argument day in the Senate

Trump's defense to make their final argument day in the Senate
The defense team will try to convince the Senate of Trump's innocence. Source: USA TODAY
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Daily US Times, Washington: President Trump’s defense team are set to make their final argument day in the Senate. On Monday, the president’s team slammed the impeachment process as partisan. They argued Trump was justified in asking the Ukrainian government to open investigations into his political adversaries.

House Democrats impeached Trump last month for abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Democrats alleged that Trump withheld $391 million dollars military aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressurize the country to open investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

The defense team will try to convince the Senate of Trump’s innocence in their final argument day in the Senate. The day is the last day of arguments allowed under the rules for the first phase of the impeachment trial.

Trump’s team defended the president’s actions and also asserted his lack of wrongdoing.

However, today’s chance is not the last to convince the senators. The impeachment trial rules allow for 16 answers of questions of both sides submitted by senators following the presentations by the impeachment managers and the defense.

What Trump’s team has said so far

The team spent part of their Monday arguments trying to stablish Trump was justified in asking for investigations into the Bidens and withholding aid to Ukraine and concluded it with a presentation from Alan Dershowitz, a celebrity lawyer on Trump’s team.

Alan Dershowitz described the articles of impeachment as unconstitutional because they did not charge Trump with a federal crime.

The senators responded this argument along their party lines.

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