President’s Lawyers Argue Democrats Just Want to Overturn Election
President Donald Trump’s defense team is casting the Democratic call to remove him from office as a politically motivated effort to subvert the 2016 election and this fall’s contest.
Trump’s defense opened its arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday with a surprisingly short, two-hour session in which they accused Democrats of cherrypicking evidence and omitting information favorable to the president.
They argued that Democrats are casting a nefarious light on actions that Trump had been legitimately empowered to take.
The heart of Trump’s defense is expected to come when the trial resumes on Monday.