White House lawyers concluded their defense of President Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Monday with a involve his acquittal of charges of abuse of power.
“The president has done nothing wrong,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone told the 100 senators who will decide Trump’s fate with a vote on Wednesday.
Cipollone denounced Trump’s impeachment by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives as “purely partisan and political.”
“We put our faith within the Senate,” he said.
“End the age of impeachment once and for all,” the White House counsel urged senators, by rejecting the 2 articles of impeachment.
Cipollone said the Senate should “leave the selection of the president to the American people.”
“We believe that they ought to choose the president,” he said. “(Trump) is keen to travel before the American people during this upcoming election.”
The Senate is to vote at 4:00 pm (2100 GMT) on Wednesday on the fees of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and therefore the Republican president is about certain of being acquitted.
Republicans hold 53 seats within the Senate to 47 for the Democrats, but a two-thirds majority, or 67 senators, is required to get rid of a president from office.