‘Trust the American people’: Trump lawyers wrap up impeachment defense with plea

(Worthy News) – President Trump’s lawyers wrapped up their impeachment defense on Tuesday by urging senators to “trust the American people” with elections and to acquit the president, but the trial’s end was still in doubt, with Republicans lacking the votes to stop Democrats from calling witnesses.

“You know what the right answer is in your heart,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone told senators in his closing argument. “The election is only months away. The American people are entitled to choose their president. It is time for this to end, here and now.”

As the third impeachment trial of a president in history neared its possible conclusion this week, the issue of calling witnesses was unresolved. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans in a closed-door meeting that the GOP currently lacks enough votes to prevent witnesses from being called, several news outlets reported. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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