Trump’s Legal Team: Impeachment Articles Are Invalid

CNN reports:

Donald Trump’s legal team filed its formal response Saturday evening to the Senate summons of the President, offering the first glimpse into what will ultimately be the White House’s impeachment defense. The response — which calls the articles “constitutionally invalid” and says they are an attack on Americans — argued both substantively, against the charges in the articles, and procedurally, against the House’s impeachment inquiry.

“President Trump categorically and unequivocally denies each and every allegation in both articles of impeachment,” the document reads. The legal team argues that the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, “alleges no crime at all, let alone ‘high crimes and Misdemeanors,’ as required by the Constitution.” The legal team highlighted the fact that House Democrats did not seek to enforce their subpoenas in court.