In opening impeachment argument, Trump lawyers say Democrats want to overturn 2016 vote

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyers plunged into their impeachment trial defence Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine have not been 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.”… “They’re asking you to tear up all the ballots across this country on their own initiative,” Cipollone said.