House submits summary of case for Senate impeachment trial

The House Democrats' summary argues why President Donald Trump should be removed, alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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The rapidly approaching senate impeachment trial the house emitting a summary of their case against president trump a short time ago. This is new documents are released that Democrats say shed light. A links between left partners and the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and raise new questions about a vocal supporter of the president. Throughout this whole process congressman DeVon newness ABC's David Wright has more tonight from floor. Tonight in a sixty page legal brief summarizing their case house Democrats say president trump abandon his. Oath to faithfully execute the laws. And betrayed his public trust. President trump thus warrants impeachment and trial. Removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy India office of honor trust or profit under the United States. Ahead of tonight's deadline the House Judiciary Committee also released new documents showing frequent contact between an associate of Rudy Giuliani let part asked. And Derrick Harvey. An aide to congressman DeVon unions. Nunez was the ranking Republican at last year's house impeachment hearings and a vocal supporter of the president. It's nothing we have heard establishes. A claim that the president acted improperly in its dealings with Ukraine. I was in shock when I was watching the hearings and when I saw them when you're listening and opinion. Part masts now under indictment for campaign finance violations. Told MSNBC mill yen as was fully aware of the effort to push Ukraine to dig up dirt on the Biden's there it's scary because you know he was sitting there and making all these statements about that when he would he know very well that he knew what was going. President trop has beefed up to his legal team ahead of next week's trial. Adding former independent counsel Ken Starr. And former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz to his defense team I am an advocate not a witness and I'm advocating against impeachment the odds are stacked against the Democrats in the senate. Where majority leader Mitch McConnell has yet to di tale rules for the trial. Republicans control more than half the seats and less for Republicans break ranks. There may not even be any additional witnesses. I'd like to see these. Witnesses these documents and the ability of both house and the president's lawyers. To cross examine whatever witnesses who we've got. Tonight just a short while ago the president's lawyers filed their first formal response to the two articles of impeachment. A six page letter forcefully denying the charges as unconstitutional. And pulling the effort to remove trump dangerous Tom David Wright with that new development tonight.

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