Transcript for Democrats make final push in impeachment arguments
That recording comes amid the impeachment showdown. House managers today in a push for new witnesses, including John Bolton who said he would testify in subpoenaed. Mary Bruce back on the hill again tonight. Reporter: Tonight Democrats are making their final push, honing in on obstruction of justice. President trump tried to cheat. He got caught. And then he worked hard to cover it. You. Reporter: Democrats charge president trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden by withholding nearly $400 million in security aid and that the white house only released that funding after congress was made aware and started investigating. Instead of halting the president's corrupt scheme, they worked overtime to conceal it from the American people. There's a toxic mess at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue. Reporter: Democrats say the president's obstruction went further, defying subpoenas and blocking top officials from testifying. And they're em ploring -- imploring Republicans to allow them to call new witnesses now, like former national security adviser John Bolton. These witnesses have important firsthand testimony to offer and the American people overwhelmingly want to hear what they have to say. Reporter: That decision will likely come down to these key Republican senators. One of them, Lamar Alexander of tennessee the sounded impressed what what he's heard, but he's keeping his cards close. The house managers have done a good job of making their arguments, but that doesn't mean I will agree with them. That's the question. Mary Bruce joins us from the capital tonight. Another key Republican Lisa murkowski criticizing Democrats for not going to court in their fight for more witness before it came to the senate for trial. But not saying whether she'd vote for witnesses. That is the key question, whether or not they're going join Democrats in calling for the new witnesses. Meanwhile, the president's team is set to start their case tomorrow. They're only expected to be in session for a few hours, saving the bulk for next week when more people are paying attention. The president acutely aware of ratings, weeting, looks like my lawyers are set to start Saturday, which is called death valley in TV. The deadly coronavirus soaring in numbers.
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