President Donald Trump’s legal defense team began their offensive against Democrats’ partisan impeachment on Saturday, accusng the Democrats of a “brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election.”
The remarks came in a letter to the U.S. Senate from Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow and White House lawyer Pat Cipollone, both of whom are on Trump’s legal defense team.
“The Articles of Impeachment submitted by House Democrats are a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their President,” The letter begins. “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 letter correctly states that Democrats’ impeachment was a “highly partisan” event as no members of the opposing party joined the Democrats and multiple Democrats broke ranks with their party over it and one Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ) left the Democrat Party over it and became a Republican.
“The Articles of Impeachment are constitutionally invalid on their face,” the letter continued. “They fail to allege any crime or violation of law whatsoever, let alone ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors,’ as required by the Constitution. They are the result of a lawless process that violated basic due process and fundamental fairness. Nothing in these Articles could permit even beginning to consider removing a duly elected President or warrant nullifying an election and subverting the will of the American people.”