WASHINGTON, D.C. (mocsnews.com) — Lawyers of former President Donald Trump label the impeachment case as an act of “political theater” while accusing House Democrats of exploiting their trauma for the advancement of their party.
Preparing for the trial of their careers, defenders are ready to challenge both the constitutionality of the impeachment and the notion that he is to blame for the Capitol insurrection. The deadly siege was the most violent attack on Congress in over 200 years.
See more: Photos from the January 6th insurrection.
Donald Trump, the first president to be twice impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors while in office, is also the first to face charges after leaving office.
In a memorandum, Trump’s lawyers dismissed the trial as “political theater,” claiming that the House’s false narrative rests entirely on biased and mischaracterized reports by the media. In addition to this, they argue the Senate is not entitled to try Trump as a private citizen.
House Managers filed a response on Monday, affirming that President Trump violated his Oath of Office, betrayed the American people, and has no valid excuse or defense for his actions.
According to the document, “His incitement of insurrection against the United States government — which disrupted the peaceful transfer of power — is the most grievous constitutional crime ever committed by a president.”
The trial will begin on Tuesday and is expected to last into the next week. Unlike his first impeachment trial, due to the exceeding amount of public interest and evidence, this one could be over in half the time.
With the seemingly impossible task of reaching a conviction in the Senate, many are left to wonder. What history will Trump make next?