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CNN PoliticsJan 18, 2020
READ: Trump legal team delivers formal response and calls articles of impeachment 'constitutionally invalid'


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The Daily BeastJan 18, 2020
Trump Lawyers to Senate: Reject ‘Defective' Impeachment Articles to Protect the ‘Will of the American People'
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/GettyOn the eve of the Senate's impeachment trial, President Trump's attorneys outlined a defense strategy that seeks to turn House Democrats' articles of impeachment on their head, arguing it was not the president who abused his power, but the House, and it was not the House's duty that was unjustly obstructed, but the president's.

In a fiery, six-page letter released on Saturday, Trump's lead lawyers—Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipollone—argue that the Senate should not only reject the articles of impeachment but that those articles are blatantly unconstitutional and violate the will of the American people.

The articles, the attorneys claim, are "defective in their entirety… They are the product of invalid proceedings that flagrantly denied the president any due process rights. They rest on dangerous distortions of the Constitution that would do lasting damage to our structure of government."

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Fox PoliticsJan 18, 2020
House Democrats urge Senate to 'eliminate the threat' of Trump, in opening impeachment trial salvo
House impeachment managers file their opening briefings in their case against President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Reuters PoliticsJan 18, 2020
U.S. House files brief laying out impeachment case against Trump
The U.S. lawmakers managing the impeachment case against Donald Trump filed a brief on Saturday laying out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the president.

CNN PoliticsJan 18, 2020
Trump, who wanted a TV legal team, is 'distracted' by impeachment trial, source says
A source close to the White House who speaks to Donald Trump regularly said the President has appeared "distracted" by the impeachment trial that begins on Tuesday, telling people around him Friday night at Mar-a-Lago that he "can't understand why he is impeached."

Drudge ReportJan 18, 2020
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Fox PoliticsJan 18, 2020
Dershowitz downplays his role on Trump impeachment team, as White House adds 8th lawyer
Liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz Saturday downplayed his role on President Trump's impeachment legal team claiming he's not a full-fledged member, as the White House added another attorney to defend the president.

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PoliticoJan 18, 2020
Trump's impeachment, starring Bill Clinton
Trump is the one fighting to keep his job, but it can feel like the entire country is reliving the last presidential impeachment.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 18, 2020
Trump expands legal team to include Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr as Democrats release new documents
The House impeachment managers and Trump defense team face deadlines for briefs over the holiday weekend before the historic trial resumes next week.

CNN PoliticsJan 18, 2020
House Democrats make their case for removing Trump from office
House Democrats on Saturday released their argument for why President Donald Trump should be removed from office by the Senate in the upcoming impeachment trial.
PoliticoJan 17, 2020
Trump accuses Dems of using impeachment trial to hurt Sanders campaign
The president is suggesting Nancy Pelosi orchestrated the timing of the trial to give Joe Biden a boost.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 16, 2020
Impeachment trial live updates: Historic impeachment trial of Trump begins in the Senate with House prosecutors reading charges against the president
Plans call for the chief justice of the United States to be sworn in to preside over the Trump impeachment trial. He will swear in the 100 senators as jurors.

Yahoo PoliticsJan 12, 2020
Pelosi: Clinton allowed witnesses to come forward during his impeachment trial — Trump has done the opposite
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday continued her calls for witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial after conceding to send articles of impeachment to the Senate in the coming weeks without Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's commitment to hear new testimony. 

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