President ’s impeachment trial in the Senate continued on Monday with the second day of his defense team’s opening arguments.

The House in December passed two articles of impeachment against Trump ― abuse of power and obstruction of Congress ― stemming from his efforts to get Ukraine to publicly commit to investigating political rival . Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

are urging the Senate to call new witnesses who have direct knowledge of Trump’s handling of congressionally-approved aid to Ukraine, including former national security adviser John Bolton and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. 

Senate Republicans have been reluctant to do so. But on Sunday that Bolton believed Trump tied the aid to Ukraine announcing

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