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Security: Donald Trump’s ‘National Security’ Impeachment Defense Is a Red Herring

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The president’s cry-wolf strategy is straight from Richard Nixon’s playbook.

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As the US Senate launches the first impeachment trial of a US president in the 21st century—and only the third in the history of the country—Donald Trump’s defense team has offered new hints about how they plan to block the Democrats’ case that the president abused the power of his office. They plan to argue that “national security” prevents a full airing of the evidence.

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