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Trump to offer his first luculent impeachment defense

Source : 112 Ukraine

U.S. President has to meet a noon deadline to submit his written defense
15:46, 20 January 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump will offer his first comprehensive defense on Monday amid his Senate trial, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. It was reported by Reuters.

The impeached President has to meet a noon deadline to submit his written defense.

“This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election - now just months away,” Trump’s lawyers argued in a six-page initial response to the charges.

Related: Impeachment inquiry against Trump: Ukraine's role and consequences

According to Trump's legal team, he was acting within his constitutional authority to press President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate ex-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter as part of "anti-corruption drive".

As we reported earlier, House Democrats unveiled new evidence that they plan to send to the Senate as part of their case to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office, CNN informed.

Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani's associate, provided text messages and hand-written notes that add more details about the push for an investigation into Bidens.

According to the note, Parnas's chief objective in Ukraine was for its president to announce a criminal probe into Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden and his son.

Related: U.S. Senate opens trial over Trump's impeachment

 

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