As final plans are made for Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats have been sparring with Republicans in regards to what witnesses will be called and the legitimacy of his impeachment to begin with.
On Saturday, Trump’s legal team declared the articles of impeachment which were delivered to the Senate “constitutionally invalid.” They insisted that House Democrats had made a “brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election.”
According to MSN News:
‘The filing was a response to a formal summons issued by the Senate notifying Trump of his impending trial and the charges against him. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the trial, administered an oath to Senators on Thursday to do “impartial justice” with proceedings set to get underway Tuesday.’
The House also filed a brief on Saturday outlining its case against Trump. The brief accuses him of abandoning his oath to faithfully execute the nation’s laws and betraying the public’s trust.
The brief issued by the House of Representatives stated:
‘President Trump’s misconduct presents a danger to our democratic processes, our national security, and our commitment to the rule of law. He must be removed from office.’
According to MSN:
‘Trump is accused of abusing his power by soliciting the interference of a foreign nation in the 2020 presidential election. He allegedly did this by freezing foreign aid to Ukraine in order to pressure its government to open political investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination.’