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Trump Lawyers File Legal Brief Calling on Senate to Reject Impeachment on Constitutional Grounds

In a 110-page legal brief, filed on Monday, January 20, 2020, President Trump’s legal team called the House’s impeachment case “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution.”

The filing claimed that the two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – do not amount to impeachable offenses, and called on the Senate to quickly “reject them.”

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“The only threat to the Constitution that House Democrats have brought to light is their own degradation of the impeachment process and trampling of the separation of powers. Their fixation on damaging the President has trivialized the momentous act of impeachment, debased the standards of impeachable conduct, and perverted the power of impeachment by turning it into a partisan, election-year political tool,” the brief in part reads.

“The diluted standard asserted here would permanently weaken the Presidency and forever alter the balance among the branches of government in a manner that offends the constitutional design established by the Founders,” it adds.

The document, which was filed to the Senate, resembles the rhetoric found in a legal document Trump’s lawyers also submitted over the weekend that called the articles of impeachment “constitutionally invalid.” The president has been charged with “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress,” accusations Trump has repeatedly rejected.

House impeachment managers filed their own brief over the weekend. Not surprisingly, it rejects and counters every argument made in Trump’s brief.

The House’s prosecution team said in its filing,“[The] Constitution provides a remedy when the President commits such serious abuses of his office: impeachment and removal.”

And in a message directly aimed at the senators, who will serve as jurors in the trial, the House Democrats wrote, “The Senate must use that remedy now to safeguard the 2020 U.S. election, protect our constitutional form of government, and eliminate the threat that the President poses to America’s national security.”

Trump’s lawyers asserted that there is no evidence to support House Democrats’ claims, noting that Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials have stated that there was no quid pro quo or pressure placed on them to do anything.

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  • Janet
    22 January 2020 at 4:55 pm
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    This Impeachment obsession is malicious, spectacularly idiotic. I have in the past voted for a Democrat or a Republican depending on who I thought would be the best President. I would never vote for a Democrat again after all this ridiculous Impeachment strategy. There should never be a trial, and it all should be thrown out. Pelosi, Schummer, Nadler, and crazy Schiff all should be thrown out of their office’s and be jailed for this constant harassment of the President of the United States. This is so unfair, and unjust!! It is totally unbelievable. I never thought I’d see the day that something like this could happen, and it shouldn’t happen at all!!!!

  • Daniel pascal
    22 January 2020 at 5:45 pm
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    The founding fathers, by not listing specific “high crimes and misdemeanors” nor provide actual I’m depth definitions of such terms, simply assumed those concepts fell within a legal universe that allowed for various applications. They must have taken into consideration societal evolution and broadening of the legal system. BUT…if they could have anticipated the perversion and mascarade of characters like Shiff, Piloci, Schumer, etc. as well as irrational rules thrown in on an adhoc basis simply because that was only one outcome the house majority sought, at the exclusion of any other, the fathers, already applying the concept of precedent setting as the base for the legal matters and proceedings, they would have surely tighten the meaning and applicable definitions to any impeachment process. But they didn’t allow themselves to believe that how the house majority handled the entire process, they would have clarified everything. The minority would have the same rights as the majority, their witnesses would not have been abused the way they were, the judicial committee would have had to handle the whole process, and in it’s entirety, the road to defining articles of impeachment, in the open, with verifiable information debated, and conclusions reached in a civilized and dignified manner. But that’s not what took place, and one sole individual was allowed to drive everything, reducing this rare process to the most petty and despicable character of a handful of individuals who cared for nothing other than their own desperate need for gaining total power and control. The hell with the people. And Donald Trump has threatened and shaken their approach to everything as an outsider, that he had to be eliminated completely at all costs.

  • Delilah Taylor
    22 January 2020 at 6:28 pm
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    Where is the investigation and proof of miss use of power? I only see Democrat’s talking. Where is the PROOF. Where are the investigations presenting proof. My neighbors poops in my yard. I have no dogs my neighbor has a dog so it must be him. Proof = it’s dog poop I have no dog! But utilizing a camera it was not my neighbors dog. It was a dog two blocks over. I could have ruined a friendship over poop.
    Get over it Democrat’s. Go to work to make our country great.

  • Philip Chapman
    22 January 2020 at 6:55 pm
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    great news stop the game

  • David
    22 January 2020 at 6:57 pm
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    SHUT DOWN THIS SHAM INVESTIGATION (IMPEACHMENT) NOW!!! THE DIMS HAVE BEEN PLANNING THIS SINCE THE POTUS WAS ELECTED. THEY HAVE SPENT 24 MILLION TAXPAYER MONEY AND ALMOST THREE YEARS INVESTIGATEING AND COME UP WITH NOTHING. THEY SHOULD BE WORKING ON IMMIGRATION REFORM, BALANCING THE BUDGET, BETTER CARE FOR OUR VETERANS, SENIOR CARE, AND FEEDING AMERICAN CHILDREN THAT GO HUNGRY EVERYDAY. PLEAS REMEMBER THE DIMS/LIBS/RINOS IN 2020, AND SEND THEIR SORRY ASSES PACKING. MAGA, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

  • Wendell Fountain
    22 January 2020 at 7:06 pm
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    This fraudulent impeachment should be dismissed. No Constitutional crime(s) were presented in the two articles of impeachment; therefore, there are no grounds for a trial.

  • Ron C
    22 January 2020 at 7:17 pm
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    And not one criminal federal code , and NOT even a penal code sited….not one. NO CRIMES This is a total hoax!

    • Marty
      24 January 2020 at 1:15 am
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      https://www.change.org/p/do-not-impeach-president-trump/psf/share?source_location=petition_update&psf_variant=combo
      https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/21/biden-video-activist-hunter-bad/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11712#disqus_thread

      Obama refused Ukraine arms aid & sent them blankets because of their corruption so don’t even go that way. Dems you’re not dealing with an uninformed public this time. The founders were brilliant they knew that what you’re doing would someday happen. It was put in place to prevent despicable actions like this. This is the MOST transparent administration in history. Unlike Dem administrations that have withheld information from the public & go to the media with parodies lies & slander to hide their own corruption. It’s the only thing the Dem party is experts on we didn’t see you allow witnesses & you’re squawking to get yours? Fairness, conscious? For them to even mention those terms in reference to their party is an atrocity. Everything you’re accusing the POTUS is EXACTLY what your party is doing yourselves with investments in Ukraine, Iran, China & Russia, creating anarchy by Maxine Water promoting violence & assault against citizens, using radical orgs paying & busing rioters into areas. Biden threatening Ukraine investigators to drop investigations against his son Hunter, Kerry’s stepson it’s all a matter of public record research the timelines & players. WATCH: Joe Biden Brags About Rigging the Ukrainian Political System
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtO1OigwfVs

    • marty
      24 January 2020 at 2:43 am
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      This will make your hair stand up. Risking National Security for self enrichment. Subject: Pelican/HRC Uranium one

      Can you imagine the horror our President had to experience while listening to the ongoing conversations of these corrupt elitists’ in Democratic political circles selling out our country to line their own pockets at the expense of National security & citizens safety. The infiltration of their slimy tentacles into main stream media buying up every venue that could possibly expose them. Meanwhile Mueller, HRC, Holder, BHO, Brennen were the only ones involved with Russia when they signed off 20% of our uranium mining rights to Russia or the fact that #INVESTIGATETHEINVESTIGATOR Special prosecutor Mueller flew to Moscow & gave the FSB 10 grams of highly enriched uranium HEU in 2009 at Hillary’s request.

      https://www.intellihub.com/hillary-clinton-requested-fbi…/
      http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=75785
      1. Hillary was paid $35,000,000 from the Russian company Rusnano. One of the founders of Rusnano is Vladimir Putin.
      2. Bill was paid a $500,000 “speaking fee” from the Russian company Renaissance Capital.
      3. Hillary & the DNC, Holder too signed off 1/5 of all U.S. uranium rights to Russia.
      4. The company that bought the uranium rights subsequently donated $145,000,000 to Hillary’s charity….
      5. Powerful Russian officials such as the Mayor of Moscow, business tycoon, and various government officials donated millions of dollars to Hillary’s charity.
      WHO WAS THE RUSSIAN AMB SITTING WITH IT WASN”T WITH THE REPUBLICANS
      http://www.bizpacreview.com/…/hyped-russian-ambassador…
      http://www.cscmediagroupus.com/dominic…/russian-ambassador

      https://www.facebook.com/FoxNewsVoices/videos/934271966721359/ Tucker was right for 9 years
      http://theamericanreport.org/2018/03/23/former-dhs-nyc-chief-gulftainer-port-canaveral-secret-project-pelican-deal-worse-than-iran-contra-and-whitewater-combined-gulftainer-connects-to-jonathan-winer-gulftainer-taking/

      EXCLUSIVE: FORMER DHS NYC CHIEF: GULFTAINER PORT CANAVERAL SECRET “PROJECT PELICAN” DEAL WORSE THAN IRAN-CONTRA & WHITEWATER COMBINED; GULFTAINER w/ JONATHAN WINER; GULFTAINER TAKING 2nd U.S. PORT – The American Report
      FORMER DHS NYC CHIEF: GULFTAINER PORT CANAVERAL SECRET “PROJECT PELICAN” DEAL WORSE THAN IRAN-CONTRA…
      1. VIDEO: Arms shipment hidden among aid to refugees – …
      speisa.com/…/video-arms-shipment-hidden-among-aid-to-refugees.html

  • Clarence Orr
    22 January 2020 at 7:29 pm
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    Didn’t everyone participating in the so called impeachment trial hold up their right hand and swear by almighty God to tell the truth in this proceeding? If so WHO is going to hold Schiff, Nadler et. all accountable for their plethora of outright and outrageous LIES? Many folks I have spoken with are saying that there is the very real possibility of another civil war looming over the horizon if these TRAITORS are not held in contempt and accountable.

  • steve
    22 January 2020 at 7:44 pm
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    Cippolone has already been caught in a lie to Congress….Trum fact checked at over 16,000 lies….and who should we believe?

  • Estell
    22 January 2020 at 7:51 pm
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    By obstruction the democrats mean they didn’t get everything their way.

  • shirley Fraley
    22 January 2020 at 7:59 pm
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    Trump did nothing wrong

  • Ron
    22 January 2020 at 8:42 pm
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    That’s why they are the known as the PARTY of the DERANGED AND DEPLORABLE POLLOCK PARTY ! They will stand there and HABITUAL LIE to you , COM YOU and try to tell you they are the PARTY of the AMERICAN PEOPLE !

  • Jane harding
    22 January 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    This is a distraction and a threat to national security. I oppose this action and feel it is a disgrace to our country. I am sick of the lack of support for President Trump. He loves our country and respects our freedom.
    He also respects our military.
    Pelosi is always stirring up trouble. She and anyone else should be help accountable for this unlawful action.

  • Harietto
    22 January 2020 at 8:49 pm
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    It’s absurd the jealousy and hate of Democrats has led us to this . Accusing him of dividing the country all the democratic presidents always called for togetherness because it was never there. The President kids their mothers are foreigners. The Democrats used the only black woman to deliver the articles to the senate and all the rest following her were white!! And they are still crucifying the President that he is resist! This shows you people in power can destroy you any way they want. We don’t know how this is going to unfold but all those house Democrats they must be investigated for the years they have worked for the government through words, actions … we need know how accurate they have been.

  • Dorothy Wiley
    22 January 2020 at 8:49 pm
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    This ridiculous impeachment scam is a waste of tax payer dollars and it also takes away valuable time and money being wasted for no good reason whatsoever! Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff have committed wasteful time and money with false accusations to our country and our President! The democrats responsible should be made to pay all back and be charged severely for the acts of fraud.

  • Harietto
    22 January 2020 at 9:01 pm
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    Why is it some of our comments are not posted even it says you already said the same thing but not posted do you know why

  • Harietto
    22 January 2020 at 9:03 pm
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    I thought you wanted to hear our voice

  • an
    22 January 2020 at 9:29 pm
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    I THOUGHT NO WITNESSES YET?!……………HOW IS THE GOP ALLOWING DEMS TO PLAY “WITNESSES TESTIMONIES” FROM THE HOUSE?………BY PLAYING THESE, IT ONLY SHOWS THEIR PHONY TESTIMONIES WITHOUT THE CROSS EXAMINATIONS BY THE GOP WHICH BLEW THE WITNESSES AWAY. THEY’RE PRESENTING WITNESSES!………..WTF?

  • Steve Abram
    23 January 2020 at 12:28 am
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    When are we going to charge these pos dems with treason. It’s so obvious there shouldn’t be a trial. We could have one like president trump got in the house. They deserve no better. Hang them high ang watch them squirm. Then real justice will be served just like they claim they want

  • Susan
    23 January 2020 at 12:46 am
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    Demócratas in the HOR by abusing power deprived POTUS’ rights to a fair procedure so that illegal action invalidated the process and should be dismissed. Every persons have right to a fair trial and in this case the opposite have happened.

  • jim Jones
    23 January 2020 at 12:53 am
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    A 1998 treaty between the US and Ukraine to investigate corruption and mutual assistance in criminal
    matters. signed Bill Clinton.

  • marty
    24 January 2020 at 2:35 am
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    US payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash https://nypost.com/2016/09/07/us-payment-of-1-7-billion-to-iran-made-entirely-in-cash/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons
    REMEMBER HOW & WITH WHO THIS WHOLE KOREA/IRAN THREAT CAME TO BE. They funded them & kicked the can down the road. https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/watch-90s-donald-trump-vs-90s-bill-clinton-on-north-korea?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=080917crcontentemail&utm_campaign=newslettertraffic The Clintons have a disturbingly close relationship with China’s ruling class, as evident by the Chinagate donor scandal in 1996 and the millions given to the Clinton Foundation in recent years. Under President Clinton, China gained access to supercomputers’ missile technologies because of relaxed “security controls.” As David Horowitz describes it, “[the Clinton] administration’s voluntary release of all the secrets of America’s nuclear tests, combined with the systematic theft of the secrets that were left as a result of its lax security controls, effectively wiped out America’s technological edge.” This glaring oversight combined with “most favored nation status” and normalized trade has given China a much more powerful military that may be used against America someday. He did the same thing with North Korea.

  • John McAllister
    27 January 2020 at 10:09 am
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    Well. Trump inpeachment needs to be thrown out. According to the news media their is a video of a phone. Apparently, they are now going to show a picture of a phone.
    Him, perhaps people in white coats are coming for the congress men to take them away to the finney farm

  • John McAllister
    27 January 2020 at 10:54 am
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    Speaking of congress, perhaps the news media forgotten about September 11 . Congress did not try to stop the terrorists from attacking the twin towers. When this attack actually occurred congress did not declare an act of war. They however tred to change the Constitution of the United States by declaring the President had to tell them before he made an attack on a group of terroris which one member of Iran. Perhaps they also forgot Iran could be making nuclear bombs

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