Published: Mon, January 20, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

The President's Actions Threatened US Troops, Veteran on Impeachment Team Argues

The President's Actions Threatened US Troops, Veteran on Impeachment Team Argues

If the White House and Republicans have their way, President Donald Trump's trial will be over in two weeks, just in time for him to celebrate his expected acquittal in the February 4 State of the Union Address. "[My responsibility is] not to focus on the politics of where we are, but a recognition that we are in the midst of an infrequent and in many ways extraordinary process that the Constitution allows for, and I'm going to take my constitutional obligations very, very seriously".

Speaking to ABC News, he said: "Congress was wrong in impeaching for these two articles".

Trump's attempts to withhold almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine while pressing it to investigate Joe Biden, a chief political rival, led Trump to become the third president to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

Keilar then asked Dershowitz who hired him, which he responded that he was "asked by the President's defense team to become of counsel on the specific issue of the criteria - the Constitutional criteria - for impeachment", before adding that his role is how he is going advocate against impeachment.

The legal team argues that the first impeachment article, the abuse of power, "does not provide for any crime at all, let alone" high crime and misdemeanor, "as required by the constitution". Schiff noted that along with several administration officials, Trump himself has already admitted to the conduct at the core of his impeachment.

"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."
"I don't know what Hunter Biden has to do with the phone call that was made", said Mr.

They argued the House is trying to undermine the president's power to determine foreign policy, and that it is trying to control and punish the executive branch for asserting its constitutional privileges.

McConnell, R-Ky., wouldn't be obligated to publicize the final version of his resolution setting the parameters of the impeachment trial until Tuesday, but top Republicans have said they supported affording Trump the opportunity to cut the trial short. "The president withheld hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid to an ally at war with Russian Federation, withheld a White House meeting that the president of Ukraine desperately sought to establish with his country and with his adversary the support of the United States, in order to coerce Ukraine into helping him cheat in the next election".

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Mr Ghimire said that the incessant rainfall in the region has made it hard to obtain information about the missing foreigners. Five others who were also part of the group have been rescued after they took shelter in a nearby lodge.


Bill Clinton's 1999 impeachment trial lasted five weeks; Andrew Johnson's went on for three months in 1868.

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US President Donald Trump's impeachment has undoubtedly rocked Uncle Sam and ignited public debate on both sides of the political divide.

On Jan. 16, House managers named by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presented the two articles of impeachment against Trump.

"Rubbish", said Frank Bowman, a University of Missouri law professor and author of his own book about the history of impeachment for the Trump era.

In simple language, unless the Democrats get substantial support from the Republican senators, it is unlikely for Trump to be successfully impeached and removed from office. As the president's removal requires a two-thirds majority vote, most analysts believe it is highly improbable that Trump will be convicted by the Senate.

No other Republican has gone that far. "So the only thing really new about the president's defense is that they're now arguing that because they can't contest the facts that the president cannot be impeached for abusing the power of his office".

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