U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham honed in on the case of Joe Biden’s son Hunter on Thursday (January 23) as the second day of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began.
Before the session began, Graham told reporters he believed Hunter Biden’s involvement in Ukraine bore more scrutiny. However, he added that he wanted to wrap up the impeachment trial “sooner rather than later” and didn’t want to turn it into a “circus.”
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff and the other Democratic “managers” are presenting arguments that Trump should be convicted of two articles of impeachment passed by the House last month – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden last year, and impeding a congressional inquiry into the matter.
Blocked so far in their drive to persuade the Republican-led Senate to let them call new witnesses, Democrats are using their time instead to outline an extensive narrative, complete with video clips, based on the testimony presented during hearings in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
(Production: Kristin Neubauer)