February 2nd local time, the legal team of former U.S. President Trump officially responded to the impeachment bill proposed by the House of Representatives.
In a defense briefing, Trump’s team said that Trump could not be convicted by the Senate because he no longer serves as president. The briefing reads: “The Constitution stipulates that only those who actually hold public office can be impeached.
Since the 45th president is no longer a ‘president’, the Senate cannot accomplish the “should be removed from office for impeachment” as stated in the clause.”
The briefing also denied that Trump had made false statements about the election results, pointing out that it was procedural for states to change electoral laws during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump’s lawyer wrote: “After the November election, the 45th president exercised the first amendment rights stipulated in the constitution to express his belief that the election results are doubtful
because, with very few exceptions, under the guise of facilitating the implementation of COVID-19 safeguards, local politicians and judges have not been stately The law and procedure of elections were changed with the necessary approval of the legal body.”
In addition, Trump also denied the accusation that he incited the mob to attack the Capitol in his remarks on January 6. They said: “Trump has not threatened the security of the United States and its government agencies.
He has never threatened the integrity of democracy, interfered in the peaceful transition of power, or endangered the equal branch of government.
He has never failed to live up to people’s trust in the president and has not caused obvious harm to the American people.
Democrats made it clear that they disagree with all the views of the defense.