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Washington, Jan 19 (Canadian-Media): During the proceedings of the impeachment trial of U.S. President, Donald Trump, Trump’s legal defense team denied on Saturday that he had committed impeachable acts, and denounced the charges against his unlawful attempt to cost him re-election as House Democrats, media reports said.
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Trump’s lawyers denounced the case as constitutionally and legally invalid, and driven purely by a desire to hurt Trump in the 2020 election.
“The articles of impeachment submitted by House Democrats are a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president...is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election, now just months away,” said Trump's lawyers.
Trump broke no laws, said Trump's legal team, and was acting entirely appropriately and within his powers when he did so and that he was not seeking political advantage, but working to root out corruption in Ukraine.
The defense filing on Saturday argued that Trump “has not in any way abused the powers of the presidency,” and that the July 25 call between Mr. Trump and the president of Ukraine was “perfectly legal, entirely appropriate, and taken in furtherance of our national interest.”
Trump's legal team also rejected the charge that Trump is guilty of obstruction of Congress and added, “asserting valid constitutional privileges and immunities cannot be an impeachable offense.”