WATCH: Purpura says Trump is ‘better friend,’ ally to Ukraine than Obama | Trump impeachment trial

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Published on 22 Jan 2020, 2:49
During the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Jan. 21, deputy White House counsel Michael Purpura outlined why he thought the impeachment trial into President Donald Trump’s actions were “very simple.” Repeating the Republicans’ position on the facts, Purpura said there was “no quid pro quo for anything,” that the aid was eventually released, and Ukraine didn’t start any investigations on their end. By providing the aid, “President Trump has proven himself to be a better friend and ally to Ukraine than his predecessor,” Purpura said. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December on two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate will now decide whether to convict Trump of those charges and remove him from office, or acquit him.

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