They Are Arguing that Trump’s Partially Successful Obstruction of Congress Immunizes Him from Accountability for His Abuse of Power

That is the gist of the argument that the House case is weak because of the lack of direct evidence of Trump’s words, when that “weakness” came about through Trump’s obstruction of testimony from the witnesses.

Their argument is akin to that of the man Abraham Lincoln’s story. He killed his parents and pleaded for mercy as an orphan.