Skip to comments.Trump Legal Team Accuses Democrats Of 'Dangerous Perversion' Of Constitution
Posted on 01/20/2020 9:40:09 AM PST by bitt
The White House is offering a fiery legal response to the articles of impeachment, in an executive summary of a legal brief obtained by NPR.
Decrying a "rigged process" that is "brazenly political," President Trump's legal team accuses House Democrats of "focus-group testing various charges for weeks" and says that "all that House Democrats have succeeded in proving is hat the President did absolutely nothing wrong."
They sum up the impeachment as "a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn."
Read The Impeachment Managers' Response To The Senate Impeachment Trial Summons POLITICS Read The Impeachment Managers' Response To The Senate Impeachment Trial Summons The full brief, totaling 110 pages, is set to be filed by Noon. It's being sent in response to a Senate summons ahead of the trial, set to begin Tuesday.
"It's been a substantial project," said a source working with the president's legal team who spoke on condition of anonymity. "It's a Supreme Court caliber brief."
The brief expands upon arguments made in a document released over the weekend answering the articles of impeachment, dealing with both process and substance. They argue that the president cannot be impeached for an abuse of power short of a crime and that the president didn't abuse his power anyhow.
"Abuse of power isn't a crime," said the source.
Starr, Dershowitz, Ray: Trump Leans On High-Wattage Lawyers For Impeachment TRUMP IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY Starr, Dershowitz, Ray: Trump Leans On High-Wattage Lawyers For Impeachment Democrats argue abuse of power is the very thing the Framers had in mind and that "high crimes and misdemeanors" spelled out in the Constitution isn't meant literally, but is a term of art. Over time, federal officials have been impeached without criminal accusations. But Trump's legal team says no
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yeah, it’s NPR, but the rest of the stories are from even worse outlets...
Well, when you need dangerous perversion, Dems are who you call.
“Trump Legal Team Accuses Democrats Of ‘Dangerous Perversion’ Of Constitution”
I’m glad it was a ‘Dangerous Perversion’ Of Constitution. For awhile I thought it was an outright coup.
“Abuse of power isn’t a crime,”
It’s more a form of invective. All it communicates is that that accuser doesn’t like what the person in power is doing, regardless of whether that power is authorized.
That is a given.[What they are accusing the Democrats of doing] It is in the same category as “Water will wet you” or “Fire will burn you”.
Dangerous perversion is understated imo. There is enough evidence to charge elite, lawless Democrats with treason imo. Corrections welcome.
Remember in November!
MAGA! Now KAGA! (Keep America Great Always!)
The article reads more like NPR is you add a lisp
I read the 7 page letter his team sent up - lays it out very well.
Sounds like Dershowitz is the source.
The Democrat CRIME SYNDICATE a demonic appendage of the CRIMINAL STATE craps on our Constitution and BoR. They REMAIN unscathed. We the people on their chessboard are expendable.
Witness events. 2020 in America.
And yet Republicans refuse to dismiss this travesty of justice because they are gutless.
Enjoy the circus...
Jonathan Turley with short relevant thoughts on the fight over Hunter Biden. Nadler trying to control who testifies, as predicted. Will Republicans stand for it? I don’t trust some of them at all.
Well, if you think the constitution is a living document, you are admitting it can be perverted.
The democrats case would have thrown out by a judge and the judge would have put them all in jail in a regular court.
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