Donald Trump can be heard in a taped 2018 conversation saying he wanted to get rid of the US ambassador to Ukraine, whose removal a year later has become an issue in the president’s ongoing impeachment trial.
Donald Trump was swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani that led to his abuse of power and impeachment, Democratic House prosecutors said on Thursday.
Democrats declared that “no president” has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings, as they opened their second day of arguments Thursday in the historic impeachment trial in the US Senate.
President Donald Trump’s defence against impeachment relies in part on arguments made in the precedent-setting trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime.
House Democrats have opened arguments in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, appealing to Republican senators to vote to remove the US president from office to “protect our democracy”.
The US Senate has plunged into Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose the president’s “trifecta” of offences.
Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has begun with Republicans abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats wanting more witnesses to expose the president’s alleged treble of offences.
President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol.
The usually dignified US senate could see rising tensions along party lines as Donald Trump’s impeachment begins.
White House lawyers have argued for a swift rejection of “flimsy” charges against Donald Trump on the eve of the historic impeachment trial against the US president.
President Donald Trump’s legal team asserted that he did “absolutely nothing wrong”, calling the impeachment case against him flimsy and a “dangerous perversion of the constitution”.