Donald Trump began facing a trial in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Democrats reacted to his claims of a “perfect” act, noting that another word for it was “impeachable.”This was how it all unfolded.
The White House released its six-page official response to the Democratic House Manager, which was finalized by Trump attorneys Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipollone, to the president’s impeachment charges. They called the charges “brazen and unlawful.” The attorneys also claimed the impeachment was meant to hurt his chances in the 2020 presidential election campaign.
The report included the president’s official response to the House’s impeachment charges. Some have described it as a collection of tweets in the president’s language, but cleaned up for grammar and more. POTUS claimed, according to the The Common Dreams:
‘[Trump’s] filing makes the astounding claim that pressuring Ukraine to interfere in our election by announcing investigations that would damage a political opponent and advance his reelection is the President’s way of fighting corruption. It is not. Rather it is corruption itself, naked, unapologetic and insidious.’
It remained a mystery that these attorneys did not deny any of the Democrats’ charges of corruption and possibly crime. Instead, Trump’s attorneys plowed on demanding that the intelligence committee investigated one of his campaign candidates in 2020. Apparently, the president believed that former vice president Joe Biden was that individual.
Trump’s attorneys argued that he was appropriate and within the Executive Branch’s purview. Attorney General (AG) William Barr felt the same way and also defended Trump.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) was selected to lead six House Managers pulled from the House. These were: Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Jason Crow (D-CO), Val Demings (D-FL), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY, and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).
The managers released a joint statement in response to Trump’s six-page statement that read:
‘The House has presented powerful evidence that President Trump committed one of the most serious abuses of power in the history of the American Presidency by withholding military aid from an ally at war to coerce them to help him cheat in the next election. He then obstructed Congress in order to cover up his own misconduct.’
‘Rather than honestly address the evidence against him, the President’s latest filing makes the astounding claim that pressuring Ukraine to interfere in our election by announcing investigations that would damage a political opponent and advance his reelection is the President’s way of fighting corruption. It is not. Rather it is corruption itself, naked, unapologetic and insidious. This is precisely why the President must be removed from office.’
House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Nadler appeared on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday. He said:
‘There is ample evidence, overwhelming evidence (Trump committed impeachable acts.) Any jury would convict in three minutes flat that the president betrayed his country by breaking the law. The GAO, the General Accountability Office, just came out this week and pointed out that withholding money from Ukraine that Congress had appropriated is against the law. But we didn’t need them to tell us that.’
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