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Ahead of Senate trial, Trump legal team rejects impeachment as flawed

PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team on Saturday issued a resounding rejection of the House of Representatives' impeachment of him, calling the charges against Trump a "dangerous attack" on Americans and their right to vote.

In a six-page document to be released on Saturday, Trump's lawyers formally address the merits of the two articles of impeachment - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - that the Democratic-led House approved late last year and which form the basis of a trial that will begin in earnest on Tuesday in the Republican-controlled Senate, sources close to Trump's legal team said.

"We are on strong legal footing. The president has done nothing wrong and we believe that will be borne out in this process," said one of the three sources who briefed reporters on a conference call about the contents of the document. (Reporting by Steve Holland Editing by Paul Simao)