Lawyer: I voted against Trump, here’s why I’m defending him

The White House has unveiled its legal defence as the Senate prepares for the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday.

The US president’s team argue that the Democrats have wrongly identified abuse of power as an impeachable offence, and that the impeachment process itself has been “irredeemably flawed”.

They will also say there is no evidence to support the claims that the president threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine until it announced an investigation into Joe Biden’s son.

Mr Trump’s team say Democrats “do not have a single witness who claims, based on direct knowledge, that the resident ever actually imposed such a condition”.

Sky’s US correspondent Cordelia Lynch has been speaking to one of the president’s lawyers to find out why they are confident he doesn’t have a case to answer.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *