House Democrats, White House lay out arguments before trial

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ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats say in a brief filed ahead of impeachment trial arguments that President Donald Trump "abandoned his oath to faithfully execute the laws and betrayed his public trust." They also called his conduct the "worst nightmare" of the country's founding fathers. The brief Saturday came shortly after the White House sent the Senate a fiery response to its impeachment summons, outlining the defenses it expects to use in the upcoming trial. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below. President Donald Trump's legal team is sending the Senate a fiery response to its impeachment summons, outlining the defenses it expects to use in the upcoming trial. Trump's Saturday answer to the Senate's form
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