The fate of Donald Trump’s presidency hinges on an impeachment case that is unfolding faster than Congress can keep up.
An explosive interview by an associate of Rudy Giuliani and a government watchdog’s report that Trump’s freeze of Ukraine military aid violated the law immediately shook up the political and strategic calculus for lawmakers just hours before the start of Trump’s impeachment trial. The associate, Lev Parnas, could even be called as a witness in the Senate trial.
“Evidence is coming in every day that supports our case,” said Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), one of seven impeachment managers who will be prosecuting the case against Trump in the Senate trial.
“All of this continues to underscore the need for witnesses and documents,” added Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), another impeachment manager.
Democrats remain hopeful that the revelations will dial up pressure on Senate Republicans weighing whether to seek witnesses and documents in the trial. It has already provided the House’s impeachment managers new angles to lay out their case against Trump, as they race to prepare for opening arguments expected to begin Tuesday.