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New York Times PoliticsJan 18, 2020
Trump's Defense Team Calls Impeachment Charges ‘Brazen' as Democrats Make Legal Case
In a six-page filing formally responding to the impeachment charges, President Trump's lawyers rejected the case against him as illegitimate and described the effort to remove him as dangerous.

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CNN PoliticsJan 18, 2020
READ: House Democrats' brief on why Trump should be removed from office


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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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.

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
Devin Nunes aide exchanged information with Lev Parnas about Ukraine campaign, documents reveal
New documents released Friday evening by House Democrats show communications between indicted Rudy Guiliani associate Lev Parnas and an aide to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee in which they arrange interviews with Ukrainian officials and apparent meetings at the Trump hotel in Washington, DC, including with Giuliani.
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