Trump's defense: Read the full text of the legal brief ahead of Senate impeachment trial

The trial memo argues that the articles of impeachment against the president are a "brazenly political act by House Democrats that must be rejected."
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President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" campaign rally in Milwaukee on January 14, 2020.Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images

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By NBC News

The White House on Monday released a 110-page legal brief outlining President Donald Trump's defense ahead of his impeachment trial beginning in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday.

Read the full text below.