In their first chance to defend the President, Donald Trump's team leave after two hours

  • 📰 abcnews
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 59 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 27%
  • Publisher: 83%

Australia Headlines News

Australia Latest News,Australia Headlines

ANALYSIS: In their first chance to defend the President, Donald Trump's team leave after two hours

Donald Trump's defence team began its opening argument on day five of the President's Senate impeachment trial.Here are the key takeaways from today's session:In their first opportunity to defend the President uninterrupted,on a day Mr Trump had earlier labelled as the"Death Valley" of television ratings.

Deputy White House counsel Michael Purpura argued that when Mr Trump asked Mr Zelenskiy to"do us a favour", he meant the US, not himself.White House counsel Pat Cipollone ran with one of the President's favourite tactics when he said that the election interference wasn't coming from Mr Trump, but from Democrats instead.

"For all their talk about election interference … they're here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an election in American history, and we can't allow that to happen. It would violate our constitution. It would violate our history. It would violate our obligations to the future," Mr Cipollone said.

and pointed to one of the President's favourite bogeymen — lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff. The defence played clips of Mr Schiff saying early in the investigation that the Intelligence Committee hadn't had any contact with the whistleblower who first revealed the call between Mr Trump and Mr Zelenskiy. In fact, the whistleblower had talked to committee staff.likely the defence team pulled plenty of punches today in order to land a barrage on Monday

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

That's how long it took to dismantle Dems' impeachment case. Do you idiots actually employ 'journalists' or is it all drag queen story time with ?

Pretty crummy analysis, completely glossing over RepAdamSchiff's lack of credibility, the failure of the House to issue valid sub poenas, & the lack of a Quo is the supposed Quid Pro Quo. Watch this & be enlightened.

Two hours was all what's needed to counter the bull peddled by the democrats. Facts matter.

Don't need much time when you are colluding with a jury who can block witnesses and evidence.

Since the ABC missed their chance to report this accurately.....here try this...

Of course they did, they don’t even need to turn up the repubs have already said that they won’t find him guilty regardless of evidence, this is just about putting the info out there including the stuff that was blocked by repubs

Based on this report. Didn’t even watch or listen to the two hours.

Waste of time and money arguing over aid for weapons in a country of corruption. Democrats aren’t good at politics

This happens when the Dem's provide little that needs defending, besides the Dem's lies off course.

Two hours is all that was needed to begin unravelling and completely discredit the Democrats case. Standby for more come Monday.

How do you defend yourself in a witch-hunt. “I’m not a witch!” “Ah hah. That’s exactly what a witch would say”

Just read this and go home.

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 5. in AU

Australia Latest News, Australia Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Donald Trump the first president to attend USA’s largest anti-abortion rallyDonald Trump has become the first US president to attend America's largest annual anti-abortion rally, in an effort to shore up evangelical support ahead of the November election Or maybe he's just ProLife? Under his eye. I wonder how many abortions he paid for?
Source: SBSNews - 🏆 3. / 89 Read more »

Trump the first president to attend pro-life rally | Sky News AustraliaUS President Donald Trump says it is a 'profound honour' to be the first president to speak at an annual anti-abortion event in Washington.\n\nIn his speech at the March for Life rally, the US president said 'unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House'.\n\nHe slammed the Democrats for what he called the most 'radical and extreme positions' on abortion from any political party 'in possibly centuries'.\n\nImage: AP\n\n Thank God for President Trump. I doubt if the God Botherers or Trump like each other at all. Trump has been forced into their political clutches by the irrational hatred of the centre left. Funny that the Democratic progressive lose again as a result of their blind hate based ideologies & actions. Abortion is sad, at the same time NO ONE has the right to tell anyone else what/ when/how they must treat their own bodies. That's abysmal.
Source: SkyNewsAust - 🏆 7. / 78 Read more »

Trump did ‘absolutely nothing wrong’: impeachment defence team | Sky News AustraliaUS President Donald Trump’s powerful team of lawyers have begun making their case in the Senate impeachment trial — arguing he did “absolutely nothing wrong”.\n\nThey claim the Democrats’ efforts to remove President Trump from office would set a “very dangerous” precedent in an election year. Often wonder...if Trump had gone for the crotches of Republican members wives If sky advertise Outsiders that’s what we expect Thanks rowandean RitaPanahi pwafork
Source: SkyNewsAust - 🏆 7. / 78 Read more »

Trump lawyer says Democrats want to 'overturn' last electionPresident Donald Trump&x27;s lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense by asserting that he "did absolutely nothing wrong" when he asked Ukraine to investigate a political rival, Joe Biden. Now comes the Pain
Source: 9NewsAUS - 🏆 10. / 72 Read more »

Space Force logo strikingly similar to Star Trek's Starfleet Command insigniaStar Trek's George Takei responds to Donald Trump's unveiling of the Space Force logo by telling the US President, we are expecting some royalties from this. Thank you FakeNewsMedia for this hard-hitting journalism! Nah its different enough.
Source: abcnews - 🏆 5. / 83 Read more »

Trump vows support for anti-abortion movementPresident Donald Trump has reiterated his support for tighter abortion restrictions, pledging at the annual March for Life rally in Washington. 9News 'Make no mistake Reproductive Freedom in America IS ON THE BALLOT in 2020.' Abortion, the ultimate expression of hypergamy. Know their true natures men, dig deep on it.
Source: 9NewsAUS - 🏆 10. / 72 Read more »