Alan Dershowitz, a member of Trump’s legal team and former Harvard Law School professor, said that the recent story in The New York Times about the assertions by former national security adviser John Bolton for an upcoming book would not hold water in the proceedings. “Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power or an impeachable offense,” he said. According to the Times, Bolton said that Trump withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to conduct investigations into his political rivals. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has entered a pivotal week, as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses -- including Bolton -- or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on those two counts.

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