Trump defense: Ukraine 'quid pro quo' not impeachable
January 30, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking shift from President Donald Trump's claims of "perfect" dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment.
Trump's defenders relied o n retired professor Alan Dershowitz, a member of their team, who told senators that every politician conflates his own interest with the public interest. "It cannot be impeachable," he declared.
Democrats are pressing hard to force the Senate to call more witnesses to testify, but Rep...