The president addressed the nation earlier Wednesday on hostilities with Iran, a crisis overshadowing the impeachment drama.
The crux of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
●McConnell says he’s ready to begin Trump impeachment trial with no deal on witnesses.
●How a Senate trial could work if McConnell gets his way.
●Political parties pivot on process as Trump’s impeachment shifts to Senate.