Trump defense urges dismissal of 'absurd' impeachment trial

Donald Trump’s legal team argued Monday on the eve of his impeachment trial that the case is constitutionally flawed and it was “absurd” to hold the former president responsible for the US Capitol riot. But in a preview of their prosecuting arguments, Democrats declared that Trump committed the “most grievous constitutional crime” in the 232-year history of the American presidency when he incited supporters to storm Congress on January 6. The House of Representatives impeached Trump for a historic second time last month over his role in the deadly siege by his supporters, and his trial begins …

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