In final defense, Trump team raises Steele dossier and dismisses Bolton claims

President Trump’s legal team raised the Steele dossier and dismissed new claims by former national security adviser John Bolton during final arguments against two articles of impeachment that call on the president to be removed from office.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, told lawmakers Tuesday the trial would run “several hours,” but not as long as Monday’s proceedings, which lasted far into the evening.

When the defense concludes, lawmakers will take up to 16 hours to question in writing both the defense team and the House impeachment managers.

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