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Senate Impeachment Trial: House Presents Arguments For Obstruction Of Congress Charge




A reporter asks questions as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate floor and walks to his office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
A reporter asks questions as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate floor and walks to his office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
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Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine.

Pressing their case for a second day, Democrats said there was no evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden did anything improper in dealings with Ukraine. Rebutting a central Trump claim, Democrats said the president sought a political investigation of Biden by Ukraine to sway the 2020 election in his favor. 

Similarly, Democrats said Trump and his allies, including his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pushed a bogus, Kremlin-pushed conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 U.S. election.

NPR’s Ron Elving joins AirTalk to recap Thursday’s trial, and look forward to Friday’s and Saturday’s proceedings.

With files from the Associated Press

Guest:

Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News; he tweets at @NPRrelving