Earlier, White House lawyers said the Senate should drop charges against the president
White House lawyers are due on Monday to present a summary of their arguments in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in anticipation of the official start of the Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday.
Earlier, commenting on the impeachment article endorsed by the House of Representatives, attorneys Pat Sipollone and Jay Seculow stated that the Senate should be dismissed because it “is based on dangerous distortions of the Constitution that will cause long-term damage to the government.”
According to the president’s lawyers, the House of Representatives is trying to cast doubt on the president’s powers to formulate foreign policy and punish the executive branch for the implementation of its constitutional rights.
Speaking about the accusation of obstructing the work of Congress, which is related to the fact that the president instructed the administration to ignore the summons sent to him, lawyers say that these actions were a legitimate defense of “confidentiality interests based on the principle of separation of powers.”
Members of the House of Representatives, acting as prosecutors, have already filed their case arguments. According to them, the collected materials “convincingly prove” Trump’s guilt on both counts of impeachment.