The crux of House Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump withheld military aid and a White House meeting to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, a political rival, as well as his son Hunter Biden, who served on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, while his father was vice president.
When the trial resumes next week, Trump’s lawyers are expected to argue that the president was justified in seeking the investigation because of a history of corruption involving the company.
●Democrats focus on Trump’s character as they argue for removing him from office in impeachment trial.
●Trump’s defense team to target Bidens in counterpunch to impeachment charges.
●Trump is allegedly heard on a recording demanding the firing of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.