Democrats on the impeachment team and the Trump legal team traded narratives as House managers claimed President Trump’s misconduct presents a “danger” and “he must be removed from office.”
Trump’s legal team hit back by claiming Democrats are looking to overturn the 2016 election and the will of American voters.
USAToday reports Democrats who will prosecute the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial said there was “overwhelming” evidence that he was guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and called him a danger to the country’s national security.
“President Trump’s misconduct presents a danger to our democratic processes, our national security, and our commitment to the rule of law. He must be removed from office,” the seven House managers wrote a 111-page filing summarizing their opening arguments for the trial.
Trump’s new legal team, meanwhile, told the Senate on Saturday that the House impeachment drive is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election and that the two articles of impeachment are legally defective.
“This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election – now just months away,” the filing said.
The House document mirrored arguments made in previous reports by House Democrats in the impeachment process.
“President Trump abused the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in our elections for his own personal political gain, thereby jeopardizing our national security, the integrity of our elections, and our democracy. And when the President got caught, he tried to cover it up by obstructing the House’s investigation into his misconduct,” the House managers said.