WATCH: Trump attorney: constitution allows presidents to block witnesses | Trump impeachment trial

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow argued that communications made to the president are privileged and the White House has the right to block certain witnesses from testifying by challenging congressional subpoenas in court. “The constitution demands it if necessary,” Sekulow said, speaking on the Senate floor in opposition to an amendment that would subpoena State Department documents relating to President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on two articles–abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The trial will determine whether Trump is convicted of those charges and will be removed from office, or acquitted.

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