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The White House is releasing a formal legal brief to the Senate laying out Trump's defense, ahead of the Tuesday start to the impeachment trial. An executive summary was obtained by NPR.
President Trump's legal team offered a fiery brief in his defense on Monday, one day before the Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin. Source: Mark Wilson

Updated at 12:58 p.m. ET

The White House is offering a fiery legal response to the articles of impeachment, in an executive summary of a legal brief obtained by NPR.

Decrying a "rigged process" that is "brazenly political," President Trump's legal team accuses House Democrats of "focus-group testing various charges for weeks" and says that "all that House Democrats have succeeded in proving is hat the President did absolutely nothing wrong."

They sum up the impeachment

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