BREAKING: Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment

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President Trump’s legal team on Saturday is declaring the articles approved by the House “constitutionally invalid” and accusing House Democrats of a “brazen and unlawful attempt” to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.

The president’s team of lawyers — led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow — is submitting a six-page answer to the summons notifying the president of the impeachment trial Saturday evening.

The article goes on to state the following:

“The articles of impeachment submitted by House Democrats are a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president,” the president’s lawyers argue in their first formal response to the Senate, according to sources close to Trump’s legal team.

Fox News further reports:

At the crux of Trump’s defense is that he did nothing wrong in his July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine when he asked for investigations into Democrats. Trump’s lawyers argue that military aid to Ukraine was ultimately released without any announcement of investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

The articles of impeachment “are constitutionally invalid” because they “fail to allege any crime or violation of law whatsoever, let alone, high crimes or misdemeanors,” a source close to the legal team said, reflecting the argument in the legal filling.

The White House announced on Friday that several nationally known lawyers would join Trump’s legal team, including Ken Starr, the prosecutor who investigated President Bill Clinton before his impeachment, and Alan Dershowitz, a former Harvard law professor.

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