WATCH: Trump sought Biden probe to help his reelection bid, Garcia says | Trump impeachment trial

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Published on 23 Jan 2020, 21:20
Rep. Sylvia Garcia, a House manager, argued on the Senate floor on Jan. 23 that President Donald Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for his own personal political gain, not because he wanted to crack down on corruption, as Trump’s lawyers have claimed. “President Trump asked Ukraine for something that benefited only himself,” Garcia, D-Texas. “In putting himself above our country, he put his country at risk, and that is why his actions are so dangerous,” she added. Garcia made the arguments as part of the Trump’s impeachment trial. House managers have been allowed 24 hours over the course of three days to present their case. The White House will then make its defense. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The trial will determine whether Trump is convicted of those charges and removed from office, or acquitted.

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