Robert Ray, a member of Trump’s legal team and the former independent counsel during the Clinton administration, said Democratic House managers took founding father Alexander Hamilton’s words out of context in laying out their arguments for impeachment. “I dare say that Hamilton would roll over in his grave” if he knew of the current impeachment proceedings or removed a president without identifying a crime being alleged. President Donald Trump’s defense team is presenting their arguments as part of the Senate impeachment trial. Trump’s trial has entered a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses 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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