President Trump may be banned from social media, but that’s not stopping him from fighting back against the Democrats’ second impeachment sham.
Since much of the media has a strong anti-Trump bias, you probably didn’t hear about the press release the 45th President’s legal team sent to the media announcing his official response to the first Article of Impeachment…but FreedomWire has it covered.
The Office of the Former President informed the press on Tuesday that President Trump’s legal team has given a legal “Answer” to “Article 1: Incitement of Insurrection.”
In eight different parts, President Trump’s legal counsel, Bruce L. Castor, Jr. and David Schoen, denied the legality of impeaching and convicting a former president, and he denied that his words incited an insurrection.
The most important aspect of the president’s entire legal response to the first Article is the fact that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that impeachment is meant to apply to a sitting president with its worst consequence being removed from office and prohibited from ever holding office again.
Therefore, a former president who no longer sits in office cannot be Constitutionally convicted by the Senate.
“The constitutional provision requires that a person actually hold office to be impeached. Since the 45th President is no longer ‘President,’ the clause ‘shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for…’ is impossible for the Senate to accomplish,” Trump’s counsel said.
“Thus the current proceeding before the Senate is void ab initio as a legal nullity that runs patently contrary to the plain language of the Constitution,” they continued.
The Legal Defense was crystal clear in the following Answers that the Senate lacks jurisdiction to take Trump to trial as he no longer holds office as a private citizen.
In Answer 2, the president’s team swiftly denied allegations that the “45th President engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States,” but again, “avers that as a private citizen, the Senate has no jurisdiction over his ability to hold office…”
“It is denied that the 45th President of the United States ever engaged in a violation of his oath of office,” the third Answer states.
In response to Democrats’ allegation that the president reiterated a “false” claim that he won in a landslide, the counsel said Trump, “believes, and therefore avers, that the United States is unique on Earth in that its governing documents, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, specifically and intentionally protect unpopular speech from government retaliation.”
Because of this belief, Trump denies the allegation that his opinion on the matter is “factually in error.”
Responding to the worst accusation listed against the former president, the counsel wrote, “It is denied that President Trump incited the crowd to engage in destructive behavior.”
His team denies his statement at the Ellipse rally, “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” had any correlation to the Capitol riots.
The president rejects the idea that he “made any effort to subvert the certification of the results of the 2020 Presidential election,” or that he acted or spoke inappropriately on a phone call with the Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
Finally, the legal team states, “It is denied that President Trump ever endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government…threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch Government…betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
Essentially, the president denies all false accusations stated in Democrats’ “Article 1: Incitement of Insurrection.”
But more importantly, this process is entirely unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment as the 45th president is now a private citizen.
Senators who entertain moving forward with this process are doing a major disservice to the American people by undermining the U.S. Constitution that is the fabric of our society.
You can read President Trump’s entire Answer to the Article of Impeachment HERE.
Published by FreedomWire News