The House Impeachment Managers released their one hundred page memorandum in the impeachment trial on Saturday, which lays out hearsay ‘evidence’ and no crime.
The brief outlines the two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, claiming President Trump “pressured” Ukrainian President Zelensky into investigating the Biden’s by withholding aid then refused to comply with the House inquiry.
The articles are supported by hearsay evidence gathered in testimony that took place both prior to and after a vote to formally begin the impeachment inquiry was conducted.
Despite House Democrats’ claims, President Zelensky himself states he “never talked to [Trump] from the position of a quid pro quo.” In addition, the aid to Ukraine was released well before the spending deadline – with no investigation into the Biden’s having begun.
President Trump’s alleged obstruction of Congress is in reference to the assertion of executive privilege over certain individuals, such as Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton. Executive privilege for national security concerns is completely within the President’s power, and the Democrats never formally sought to fight the matter in court.
Read the full brief: