In scathing comments Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that President Trump "cannot be acquitted" if his Senate impeachment trial lacks the witness testimony and documentation that Democrats have been seeking.
Alan Dershowitz, one of President Trump's defense lawyers in his Senate impeachment trial, accused the media of misrepresenting his argument that a president can't be impeached for exerting his executive powers to win an election if he believes his victory is in the public interest.
Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, on Thursday answered criticisms of an argument he had made on the Senate floor the previous day about impeachable conduct by distancing himself from the remarks.
Senate Minority Leader, Democrat Chuck Schumer commented on the controversial statement made by US President Donald Trump's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz while speaking to press in Washington DC on Thursday. Dershowitz was quoted by media as saying that "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment." Schumer called the statement "a scarcely believable argument." Schumer added: "I hear he is correcting it on TV today, that seems to be Mr. Dershowitz's pattern, he gives statement on the floor, and then spends the next day correcting it." "Today we'll finish the question and answer period, then tomorrow we will take a crucial vote on whether we will debate having four, having witnesses and documents in this trial. The fate of much of the future of how this republic conducts itself is in the shoulders of four republicans," Schumer added, commenting on the ongoing Trump's impeachment trial. Trump ...