Trump’s defense team argued Tuesday that Democrats are seeking to remove him from office over policy differences as they offered their third and final day of opening arguments in a Senate trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The crux of the case for Trump’s impeachment is the allegation that he withheld military aid and a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, while his father was vice president. Trump’s attorneys have argued that the president was justified in seeking investigations because of a history of corruption involving the company.
●Leaked Bolton book threatens to upend Senate impeachment trial.
●White House works to contain damage from allegations in forthcoming Bolton book.
●Bolton book roils Washington as onetime allies turn on Trump’s former national security adviser.