Impeachment Has Lacked Due Process, Say Trump Defense Lawyers

Headline Roundup January 26th, 2020

President Donald Trump's impeachment defense began laying out their case Saturday, arguing that the president's actions did not warrant removal and decrying purported hyper-partisanship on the part of House Democrats.

Most media coverage concentrated partly on the president's comments on the proceedings. Some on the left focused more on White House happenings outside the Senate, including apparent advancements of evidence that the president abused his office.

Impeachment Has Lacked Due Process, Say Trump Defense Lawyers

From the Left
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For each of the three nights of prosecutors’ opening arguments, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) delivered emotional finales to the day’s impeachment testimony that received high praise from Democrats and even from some of President Trump’s closest GOP allies.

But when Trump’s legal defense team took over Saturday morning, Schiff went from lauded orator to the top target of the effort to undercut the House managers’ case against the president. The president’s lawyers bookended their two-hour presentation with attacks on Schiff’s character and credibility.

Democrats were delighted when Schiff’s passionate...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just before his lawyers stepped into the U.S. Senate to begin their argument that he should not be removed from office, President Donald Trump offered a preview of sorts.

Americans should turn on their televisions, he wrote on Twitter, and watch the attorneys make “our case against” his political antagonists, who he listed with a series of taunting nicknames.

What those who tuned in saw was something quite different.

When Trump’s legal team launched his defense at his impeachment trial on Saturday, they outlined a case far...

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From the Right
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President Trump lauded his legal team on Sunday, saying it “shredded” the arguments of Democrats, the day after White House lawyers made their first presentation in the Senate impeachment trial.

“The Impeachment Hoax is a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before. In just two hours the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have seen their phony case absolutely shredded,” Trump posted on Twitter.

“Shifty is now exposed for illegally making up my phone call, & more!,” the president wrote, using his favorite nickname to refer...

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