Experts trash ‘garbage’ legal brief from Trump’s lawyers: It is ‘constitutional nonsense’ and ‘dangerous’

In a legal brief filed with the House this Tuesday, former President Trump's legal team denied that he incited the crowd with his Jan. 6 at a rally before the U.S. Capitol was attacked by a mob of his supporters. They also argued that Trump's words were simply a matter of him exercising his right to free speech.

"It is denied that President Trump incited the crowd to engage in destructive behavior. It is denied that the phrase 'if you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore' had anything to do with the action at the Capitol as it was clearly about the need to fight for election security in general, as evidenced by the recording of the speech. It is denied that President Trump intended to interfere with the counting of Electoral votes," the brief stated, according to the New York Times' Maggie Haberman.

As CNN's Jim Acosta points out, the brief also states that the Constitution "requires that a person actually hold office to be impeached" and that Trump was exercising his First Amendment right to question election results.

Legal experts weighed on Twitter, slamming the brief as "constitutional nonsense," among other things.