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Trump lawyers conclude defense in Senate impeachment trial

Trump's lawyers will wrap up their arguments on Tuesday in the Senate impeachment trial of the Republican president after attacking Democrat Joe Biden but shrugging off disclosures from a former top White House adviser.

Trump's lawyers said they would continue their presentations on Tuesday. It was not clear when senators would begin submitting their questions to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, the next step in the Senate impeachment trial.

The House of Representatives impeached Trump last month on charges of abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress, setting up the trial in the Republican-led Senate.

Pam Bondi defended Trump's use of unsupported corruption allegations against Joe Bidens as the basis for his demand that Ukraine investigates them. That drew a rebuke from Joe Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates, who dismissed Bondi's allegations as having been widely discredited.

28th Jan 2020

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