By James Reinl

NEW YORK (AA) – Republican and Democratic lawmakers grappled with the evidence against President Donald Trump on Monday as an impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine drew closer towards what is expected to be a fractious conclusion.

Lawyers for America’s two main parties made powerful statements before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee as it weighed whether Trump should be removed from office amid claims he used military aid to pressure Kiev to dig up dirt on his political rival in next year’s election.

Daniel Goldman, a lawyer for the Democrats, described Trump as a “clear

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