'Bogus' Ukraine theory led to Trump's abuse, Dems tell trial

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., holds redacted documents as he speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic House prosecutors are arguing at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he was swept up by a “completely bogus” theory about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.

The Democrats say that led Mr. Trump to demand that Ukraine investigate while he withheld crucial military aid as leverage.

The Democrats scoffed at Mr. Trump's claims that he had good reasons for pressuring Ukraine to investigate the election theory and his political foes, including former Vice President Joe Biden.

Republican defenders are waiting their turn, which probably will come on Saturday.