President Trump’s lawyers fired the first shot in the coming war that will be the Senate impeachment trial. President Trump will prevail in the end, there is no doubt about that, as this is all one big show to try to sully Trump and damage him politically.
In other words, to smear him, but President Trump is not about to let that happen without putting up a fight.
To that aim, in a new filing, President Trump’s lawyers demanded the Senate to put an end to this and called the House’s impeachment case a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution.”
Fox News reported that the 110-page filing claimed that the two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – do not amount to impeachable offenses, and that the Democrat-led House inquiry was not a quest for the truth.
“Instead, House Democrats were determined from the outset to find some way — any way — to corrupt the extraordinary power of impeachment for use as a political tool to overturn the result of the 2016 election and to interfere in the 2020 election,” Trump’s brief said. “All of that is a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn.”
House impeachment managers filed their own brief during the weekend. The 111-page filing included lengthy allegations that President Trump abused his power by soliciting foreign election interference and using military aid to Ukraine and a White House visit for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to pressure Ukraine into announcing that they were investigating Trump’s political rivals.
President Trump is also accused of obstructing Congress by instructing potential witnesses not to testify before the House during the impeachment inquiry.
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.”