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Behind the White House’s impeachment battle plans

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The White House fired back at President Trump’s impeachers Monday, taking aim at their far-fetched legal arguments and blatant dishonesty. Trump’s lawyers called the Democrats’ grounds for impeachment a “made-up theory.” They singled out House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for “lying,” violating “basic fairness” and “concocting” the whistleblower complaint.

The White House brief is Trump’s battle plan for his trial, which begins in earnest Wednesday. It also warns Dems that if they force the Senate to call witnesses, Schiff will have to testify about his role in engineering the “whistleblower” complaint and then denying it, and Joe and Hunter Biden will be grilled about their Ukraine dealings.

Schiff is already playing tricks, excluding the whistleblower’s complaint from the trial documents the House transmitted, as if senators shouldn’t probe how this impeachment got started.

Trump’s lawyers show the Framers intended impeachment only for the most serious crimes. Yet House Democrats are insisting they can impeach a........

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