The impeachment of Donald Trump is unconstitutional as he is no longer 'President' and should be dismissed, his lawyers said in an initial response ahead of his Senate trial.
On Tuesday, Democratic House of Representative impeachment managers shared an 80-page trial brief laying out their case for convicting former president Trump and barring him from ever holding federal office again.
The arguments came one week before Trump's unprecedented second impeachment trial is set to begin in the Senate. Trump was impeached in the House last month on one article of inciting an insurrection on January 6.
The brief lays out the case for the conviction of Trump for incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to protect.
It also describes the Senate's obligation to hear this case, affirming that the Constitution governs the first day of the President's term, the last day, and every moment in between.