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US President Trump's Legal Team says Impeachment Charges are "Brazen and Unlawful"

  • The legal team of the US President Donald Trump has issued the first formal (6-page) response to the impeachment charges labeled against him by the Democrats. The document says that the two charges or articles of impeachment are a “dangerous attack” on democracy as they fail to allege any crime. It also says that the impeachment trial (all set to start on Tuesday) is a brazen attempt of interfering with the 2020 US presidential elections. While the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has already impeached President Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate (with 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats) is yet to decide on impeachment. For impeaching Trump, the motion should achieve 2/3rd majority (or 67 votes) out of the 100-seat Senate.