The team of defenders of US President Donald trump is presenting their arguments in the Senate on Saturday as part of the impeachment process of the US leader. Broadcast of the meeting is conducted on the website of the upper house. Representatives of Trump's defense are given 24 hours within three working days to present their position, TASS reported.
Lawyers will present the bulk of their arguments on Monday, January 27. The Senate approved a resolution on Wednesday night that allows the upper house of the legislature to conduct the process of impeachment in an accelerated manner. The prosecution - the so-called House of Representatives - completed the presentation of its arguments on Friday.
As the head of the presidential defenders team, White House legal adviser Pat Cipollone, said at a Saturday meeting, supporters of impeachment did not provide convincing evidence.
It will be allotted 16 hours for prosecutors and defense attorneys to answer questions from senators after the parties have completed submitting their arguments. This process is not limited to the number of working days. After this, a four-hour debate should take place, the purpose of which is to determine whether to call witnesses to the process and request any additional documents. If no witnesses are called, the Senate will vote on each of the two charges - abuse of power and obstruction of the investigation conducted by Congress.