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United States President Donald Trump’s legal team issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the President betrayed public trust with behaviour that was the “worst nightmare” of the founding fathers.
- Mr Trump’s legal team issued a rejection of the impeachment charges
- They encouraged the Senate to reject “poisonous partisanship”
- The House released a document supporting impeachment charges
The duelling filings previewed arguments both sides intend to make once Mr Trump’s impeachment trial begins on Tuesday (local time) in the Senate.
Their challenge will be to make a case that appeals to the 100 senators who will render the verdict and an American public bracing for a presidential election in 10 months.
“President Donald J. Trump used his official powers to pressure a foreign government to interfere in a United States election for his personal political gain,” House impeachment managers wrote.
“[He] then attempted to cover up his scheme by obstructing Congress’s investigation into his misconduct,” they added.
In a 111-page document, they laid out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the President.
“The Senate should convict and remove President Trump to avoid serious and long-term damage to our democratic values and the nation’s security,” the document said, for the first time formally calling for the Senate to convict the President and remove him from office.
“The case against the President of the United States is simple, the facts are indisputable, and the evidence is overwhelming,” they said.
The document was an appeal directly to the senators.
“History will judge each senator’s willingness to rise above partisan differences, view the facts honestly and defend the Constitution,” the managers said in a statement noting “the President is not a king”.
Mr Trump’s legal team issued a resounding rejection of the impeachment charges, which were read out in the Senate earlier in the week during formalities setting the stage for the trial.
“President Trump categorically and unequivocally denies each and every allegation in both articles of impeachment,” the Trump lawyers’ document said.
The Trump legal team called the two articles of impeachment “a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president” and encouraged politicians to reject “poisonous partisanship” and “vindicate the will of the American people” by rejecting both articles of impeachment approved by the House.
“This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election — now just months away,” they argued in a six-page document released on Saturday (local time).
It was the first time Mr Trump formally responded to the two articles of impeachment that the Democratic-led House approved late last year.
@realDonaldTrump “Nancy Pelosi said, it’s not a question of proof, it’s a question of allegations! Oh really?” @JudgeJeanine @FoxNews What a disgrace this Impeachment Scam is for our great Country!
The politically polarising impeachment case involves Mr Trump’s attempt to persuade Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden last year.
As well as the charge of abuse of office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Mr Biden and his son Hunter Biden, Mr Trump is also accused of obstructing Congress in its investigation into his conduct by refusing to hand over documents and barring administration officials from testifying, even when subpoenaed by House investigators.
The document filed by the Democratic House impeachment managers explained why the House passed the two articles of impeachment, and listed evidence supporting the charges.
The evidence included references to information released in the past few days from Lev Parnas, an associate of Mr Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who was involved in Giuliani’s contacts with Ukraine’s government.
It also included a finding by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) that Mr Trump broke the law when he withheld military aid that Congress had designated for Ukraine.
The trial in the Republican-led Senate is unlikely to lead to Mr Trump’s ouster, as no Republican senators have voiced support for doing so and a two-thirds majority vote is required to convict.
Mr Trump, at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, for the weekend, played a round of golf on Saturday (local time).
The Trump lawyers, in their document, argued the President acted at all times with full constitutional legal authority, said one of three sources close to Mr Trump’s legal team who briefed reporters on a conference call.
“We will take the facts head-on and we believe that the facts will prove, and have proven, that the President did absolutely nothing wrong,” the source said.
Eminem highly anticipated new album Revival has a new release date and it could arrive in December.
There has been a lot of rumors surrounding the release of Eminem’s new album Revival over the last couple of weeks. The original release date was November 17th, but the project never arrived on that date. According to HITS Daily Double, the new release date for Revival is December 8th. There has been a lot of mystery surrounding the album since we became aware of it.
So far the only concrete details we have is the title, Revival, and the first single “Walk On Water” featuring Beyonce. That single debut at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week. There has also been some mysterious medication ads floating around online. Eminem himself has been mummed about the project except to say that it was executive produced by Rick Rubin and has contributions from Dr. Dre.
Revival is the followup to his 2013 album he Marshall Mathers LP 2 which has been certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Eminem’s return to rap music became imminent when he appeared on BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher with a stinging freestyle against President Trump. He then followed that up with his Beyonce-assisted single “Walk On Water” which features Slim Shady rapping over a piano-laden beat.
Eminem appeared on Saturday Night Live last weekend where fans were expecting him to perform two new singles from the album, but instead he performed a medley of his new single “Walk On Water,” and two previously released songs “Stan,” and “Love the Way You Lie” with Skylar Grey. The Detroit rap legend is once again looking to dominate hip hop airwaves with his new project. December 8th is less than two weeks away so get ready. Will you get a copy of Eminem new album Revival?
Rihanna is furious with President Trump over his administration response to Puerto Rico amidst a humanitarian crisis on the island.
For the past week, the president has been getting a lot of criticism from celebrities on Twitter about the slow response to help the people of Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria wrecked havoc on the island last week. Rihanna added her voice to the mix on Thursday when she tweeted out the cover of the New York Daily News which highlights the severity of the crisis on the Caribbean island which is also a U.S. territory.
“Dear [Donald Trump] I know you’ve probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure! Don’t let your people die like this,” she tweeted. She received over 200,000 likes and 100,000 plus retweets with lots of people commending her for using her platform to shed more light on the situation. The five former living presidents have also joined in the effort to help hurricane ravage Puerto Rico.
Rihanna has never been afraid to voice her opinion on humanitarian crisis around the world and she doesn’t care if she buck heads with the president. She raised millions of dollars through her foundation to help educate young girls around the world and also to help fight cancer.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 28, 2017
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 26, 2017
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 25, 2017
Here’s an update on the citizens of #PuertoRico and their need for basic necessities such as food and water. #Swipe to view the current state of the island. #PrayForPuertoRico #PrayForTheCaribbean ?: @cnn