House impeachment hearing gets rancorous as lawyers testify
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House lawyers sparred with lawmakers and each other in an acrimonious hearing Monday over the impeachment case against President Donald Trump as Democrats prepare formal charges.
Democrats insisted that Trump’s push to have Ukraine investigate rival Joe Biden while withholding U.S. military aid ran counter to U.S. policy and benefited Russia as well as himself. But in one testy exchange, Republican attorney Stephen Castor dismissed the transcript of Trump’s crucial call with Ukraine as “eight ambiguous lines” that did not amount to the president seeking a personal political favor.
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Lawyer for Democrats calls Trump ‘a clear and present danger’ as he argues case for removal…
WASHINGTON – A lawyer for Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee called President Donald Trump “a clear and present danger” as he summarized the party’s case for impeaching him for having abused his power and obstructed a congressional investigation into his conduct in Urkaine.
The testimony from Daniel Goldman before the House Judiciary Committee came amid a crucial hearing at which lawyers for both Democrats and Republicans are making cases for and against impeachment. Earlier, Stephen Castor, a lawyer for Republicans called impeachment “baloney” and said Democrats had failed to make a compelling case.