• House Democrats, White House Lay Out Arguments Before Impeachment Trial

Senators swear an oath to administer an impeachment trial.
Senators swear an oath to administer an impeachment trial.
U.S. House Democrats and the White House have laid out arguments that both sides intend to make once President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday.

Democrats presented a brief Saturday arguing that Trump "abandoned his oath to faithfully execute the laws and betrayed his public trust."

This came shortly after the White House sent the Senate a fiery response to impeachment summons, outlining the defenses it expects to use in the upcoming trial.

Trump's legal team, led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and the president's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow, is challenging the impeachment on both procedural and constitutional grounds.

Trump was impeached by the House last month on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Trump plans to file a more detailed legal brief on Monday.■

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