The seven U.S. House Democrats leading the prosecution of President Donald Trump concluded their opening arguments on Friday. The main allegation revolves around the president withholding military aid to Ukraine, a U.S. ally, posing a threat to the national security of the United States. The administration has refused to turn over documents and blocked government witnesses from testifying.
To discuss all of this:
- Amy Holmes is a political commentator and columnist for the Swiss weekly “Die Weltwoche”.
- Leonard Steinhorn is a political analyst and professor of communication and history at American University.
- Aaron Mate is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and the host of “Pushback with Aaron Mate'”.
- Nathan King is CGTN’s White House correspondent.
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