Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Day One of Senate Impeachment Trial: Donald Trump is being impeached to protect Biden -- and Hillary Clinton! The President is being impeached for doing his job by asking about Ukraine corruption

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In a surprise move Monday night, a detachment of high-profile House Republicans announced that they would formally join President Donald Trump's legal team, including Reps. Doug Collins, Mike Johnson, Jim Jordan, Debbie Lesko, Mark Meadows, John Ratcliffe, Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin. The last-minute show of force underscored the fluid nature of Tuesday's Senate trial, which is also set to feature full-throated arguments against impeachment from constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz and Bill Clinton independent counsel Ken Starr. ⁣ ⁣Trump attorney Jay Sekulow told Fox News' "Hannity" on Monday that Trump's legal team was "champing at the bit and ready to go." He maintained that executive privilege, a longstanding constitutional principle protecting executive branch deliberations from disclosure, by itself defeated the "obstruction of Congress" article of impeachment, while Democrats had only hearsay evidence and speculation to support their "abuse of power" charge. Neither "obstruction of Congress" nor "abuse of power" are federal crimes, and they have no established definition.

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