President's Defense Team Concludes Arguments in Impeachment Trial President Trump's impeachment defense team concluded their arguments with time to spare Tuesday. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — "fall far short of any constitutional standard."

Democrats continue to push for an agreement on witnesses; in particular, they hope to hear from former national security adviser John Bolton. According to a report in the New York Times, Bolton alleges in a forthcoming book that President Trump expressly linked aid to Ukraine to investigations into family of former Vice President Joe Biden.

The impeachment trial will resume tomorrow afternoon, the beginning of a two-day question-and-answer period.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondents Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell.

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President's Defense Team Concludes Arguments in Impeachment Trial

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President's Defense Team Concludes Arguments in Impeachment Trial

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President Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow (left) and White House counsel Pat Cipollone arrive at the Senate chamber Tuesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's impeachment defense team concluded their arguments with time to spare Tuesday. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — "fall far short of any constitutional standard."

Democrats continue to push for an agreement on witnesses; in particular, they hope to hear from former national security adviser John Bolton. According to a report in the New York Times, Bolton alleges in a forthcoming book that President Trump expressly linked aid to Ukraine to investigations into family of former Vice President Joe Biden.

The impeachment trial will resume Wednesday afternoon, the beginning of a two-day question-and-answer period.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondents Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell.

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