Trump’s defense team says abuse of power & obstruction of justice isn’t a crime so Trump must be cleared

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   Trump Impeachment trial : Trump

Donald Trump’s defense team on Monday night argued that charges leveled upon the president by the House of Representatives – Abuse of power, and Obstruction of congress- were not impeachable offenses and the US president should be cleared of all charges immediately.

 

Trump is being tried in the senate over allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of congress after he allegedly withdrew military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival – Joe Biden in a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s president Zelensky.

 

Trump has denied being involved in a quid pro quo and said the attempts to impeach him by Democrats started immediately he became president, first with the Russia collusion reports and now with Ukraine .

 

                                      Trump Impeachment trial : Trump

 

Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor and former O.J. Simpson attorney, one of Trump’s star lawyers, made the well crafted plea at Trump’s impeachment…



Source: Linda Ikeji