Trump Impeachment Trial Starts; Lawyers Deny Wrongdoing by President

By Kyodo News 22 January 2020

WASHINGTON—US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday, with his legal team denying any misconduct by the president and expressing support for a procedural resolution that would potentially bring a swift end to the process.

Trump is the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Democrats. He is accused of pressuring a foreign country to investigate a key political rival ahead of the 2020 election.

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