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Trump's Senate trial defense: Abuse of power is not impeachable

Posted on AllSides January 20th, 2020
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(CNN)President Donald Trump's legal team will go into his Senate trial on Tuesday arguing that he should never have been impeached because his conduct over Ukraine does not amount to a criminal offense.

First details of the President's counter-argument are emerging from a document the White House sent to Capitol Hill on Saturday night and in television interviews of one of his new legal advisers. Senate Republicans, who will serve as jurors, are quickly buying into his new defense.
Trump was impeached by the House last month on charges...

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