The White House argued in a legal brief filed Monday that the two articles of impeachment against President Trump are “structurally deficient,” decrying a “rigged process” and urging senators to “immediately” acquit the president of the charges that will be formally presented at his trial that starts in earnest this week.
The legal team, led by White House counsel Pat A. Cipollone, wrote that Trump “did absolutely nothing wrong” as it accused the House Democrats who impeached the president of attempting to overturn the results of the 2016 election and “to interfere in the 2020 election.”
“The only threat to the Constitution that House Democrats have brought to light is their own degradation of the impeachment process and trampling of the separation of powers,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in the 171-page legal brief filed Monday. “Their fixation on damaging the President has trivialized the momentous act of impeachment, debased the standards of impeachable conduct, and perverted the power of impeachment by turning it into a partisan, election-year political tool.”

Any parent will hear the sound of a 4-year-old whining “No fair! No fair!” over and over again.

As she nears a verdict from voters in Iowa, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leaning in on gender.
Warren used a spat with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to assert that the female candidates on Tuesday’s debate stage were the most electable against President Trump. She approached Sanders afterward to accuse him of calling her a “liar” as cameras rolled.
She added a “fireside chat” with activists for Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Des Moines to her schedule Saturday. She picked up a key endorsement from Janet Petersen, the highest-ranking woman in the Iowa legislature, who on Sunday cited Warren’s plans to improve maternal health care as the reason she sided with her.

Cue the dudes saying “I’d vote for a woman, just not this woman.” Again.

* The Quad-City Times endorses Amy Klobuchar.