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White House impeachment team weighs in on Bolton claims

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Now what senators sitting as a jury in the impeachment trial of president trump have new information to consider Capitol Hill correspondent Jerry bold line to reports senators are grappling with a new wrinkle in the impeachment trial the claim by former national security adviser John Bolton in the draft of a new book that the president wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it promised to investigate Joe Biden and his son the president's lawyers Dodge the issue for most of the day as they argued the president did nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine that there was no linkage between the military aid and investigations and that the house impeachment effort is misguided this is the lead lawyer J. secular we deal with transcript of evidence we deal with publicly available information we do not deal with speculation allegations and are not based on evidence free standards at all but later retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz dealt with the matter head on nothing in the Bolton revelations even if true would rise to the level of an abuse of power war an impeachable offense that is clear from the history that is clear from the language of the constitution Democrats have been calling for witness testimony for some time and say it's now clear than ever that Bolton needs to testify this is top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer how can Senate Republicans not vote a call that witness Democrats would need at least for Republicans to support calling witnesses for it to happen this is Utah senator Mitt Romney it's increasingly likely that other Republicans will will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton as the president's lawyers rebutted the charges against him one member of the defense team former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi brought up the former vice president and his son hunter she played a number of videos to buttress Republican claims that the president had good reason to bring up the by destroying is called with Ukrainian president all we're saying is that there was a basis to talk about this to raise this issue and that is enough there's been no evidence that either Biden did anything wrong the president's lawyers are set to wind up their opening statements then there will be sixteen hours of questions from senators and then the Senate's expected to vote on whether witnesses like bold and will be allowed to testify a yes vote would eliminate G. O. P. hopes for a quick acquittal of the

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