Trump lawyers file brief urging senators to swiftly acquit Trump in impeachment trial

TheHill | 1/20/2020 | Morgan Chalfant
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President Trump’s lawyers on Monday filed a brief urging the Senate to "swiftly" reject the impeachment charges against him, casting the articles as invalid and accusing House Democrats of a partisan effort to damage Trump ahead of the 2020 election.

"The Articles of Impeachment now before the Senate are an affront to the Constitution and to our democratic institutions. The Articles themselves—and the rigged process that brought them here—are a brazenly political act by House Democrats that must be rejected," Trump's lawyers wrote in a lengthy brief filed Monday afternoon.

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The filing accuses House Democrats of crafting two "flimsy" articles of impeachment and using impeachment as "a political tool to overturn the result of the 2016 election and to interfere in the 2020 election."

"All of this is a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn," the legal brief states.

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The brief was filed two days after House Democrat impeachment managers unveiled their own brief laying out the “compelling case” against Trump and urging the Senate to vote to convict and remove him from office.

“President Trump’s ongoing pattern of misconduct demonstrates that he is an immediate threat to the Nation and...
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