ERIC TUCKER, LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense in a rare Saturday session by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the results of the 2016 election, saying the Democrats' investigations into his dealings with Ukraine were not a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.
"They're here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an election in American history," White House Counsel Pat Cipollone told senators. "And we can't allow that to happen."
The Trump legal team's arguments were aimed at rebutting allegations that the president abused his power when he asked Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and then obstructe