President Donald Trump is facing a possible impeachment in the House of Representatives.
The Democrat-led process investigates if there was a “quid pro quo in which Trump leveraged his authority over foreign policy and dangled military aid for Ukraine as a lure to try to secure investigations of a political rival in order to help his own reelection”.
In addition, it is alleged that “Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, sought to condition an Oval Office meeting with the new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in exchange for politically motivated investigations of Trump’s rivals.” Democrats contend that a quid pro quo would constitute an impeachable offense.
Trump’s line of defense has been simple – there was no quid pro quo and Ukraine was not even aware that military aid was being withheld.
However, after the second week of public impeachment hearings, Trump’s line of defense is in serious difficulties with bombshell testimonies from key witnesses, notably Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who made claims that demonstrated there was a quid pro quo.
Interestingly, the Trump defense team instead said Sondland’s testimony exonerated the President while Democrats now see clear evidence of a quid pro quo and a strong case for impeaching the President. Albeit, the Republican-led Senate will likely not impeach Trump.