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Tue Jan 28, 2020, 10:05 AM

Impeachment Trial Recap: Trump Lawyers Forge Ahead, Rejecting Bolton Relevance

President Trump's lawyers tore into Democrats' impeachment allegations on Monday with a legal and political pageant that culminated with a rejection of the relevance of new allegations from John Bolton.

Retired law professor Alan Dershowitz closed the day's arguments with a stemwinder about what he called the constitutional weaknesses of the case against Trump.

The framers of the Constitution intended for the foundation of the law to be precisely defined crimes that could then be precisely enforced, he said and no such crimes are alleged in the Trump matter.

Moreover, Dershowitz argued, the framers explicitly would have rejected the phrases in the articles of impeachment passed last month in the House. Any potential testimony by former national security adviser Bolton about what Trump told him is accordingly immaterial, Dershowitz said.

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/27/800231302/impeachment-trial-recap-trump-lawyers-sortie-but-eschew-bolton-issue

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Tue Jan 28, 2020, 08:19 PM

1. So Bolton's testimony isn't relevant but Hunter Biden's is?

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