Distortions in Trump’s Legal Defense Against Impeachment

A look at some statements by President Donald Trump and his legal team as opening arguments approach in the Senate impeachment trial.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense against impeachment charges, as laid out in his legal argument, has distortions at its core. Trump through his lawyers assails Democrats for trying to upend the results of an election, which is precisely the point of impeachment in the Constitution. The case asserts Trump committed no crime, a benchmark for impeachment that the Constitution’s authors avoided adopting in a well-documented debate. A look at some statements by Trump…

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