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Washington Post PoliticsJan 25, 2020
In first day of defense, Trump's team argues that he did nothing wrong, and that Democrats presented selective case
The Senate trial continued for an abbreviated session Saturday morning. The president's lawyers plan to make the bulk of their arguments early next week.

The Daily BeastJan 25, 2020
Team Trump Hits Back at Democrats, Says Impeachment is Election ‘Interference'
Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe White House's team of lawyers opened their case to acquit President Trump by relying on one phrase: Adam Schiff didn't tell you that. 

Though Trump's defense team only spoke for about two hours on Saturday morning, they invoked that phrase over and over again.

The Democrats' lead impeachment prosecutor, they argued, took 24 hours to make his side's case but failed to mention that in Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, the president simply reminded his counterpart that the U.S. was unfairly doing more than Europeans for Ukraine's security. "We do a lot for Ukraine," said Trump, "We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time."

Read more at The Daily Beast.



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