Earlier, White House lawyers said the Senate should drop charges against the President.
White House lawyers are due to present a summary of their arguments in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump on Monday, ahead of the official start of the Senate trial, which is scheduled for Tuesday.
Earlier, commenting on the articles of impeachment approved by the House of Representatives, lawyers Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow said that the Senate should withdraw the charges from consideration because they are “based on dangerous distortions of the Constitution that will cause long-term damage to the structure of government.”
According to the President’s lawyers, the House of Representatives is trying to question the President’s authority to shape foreign policy and punish the Executive branch for exercising its constitutional rights.
Speaking about the charge of obstructing the work of Congress, which is related to the fact that the President instructed administration employees to ignore the subpoenas, sent to them, the lawyers say that these actions were legitimate protection of “privacy interests based on the principle of power-sharing.”
Members of the House of Representatives acting as prosecutors have already filed their arguments in the case. According to them, the collected materials “convincingly prove” Trump’s guilt on both articles of impeachment.