The supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Donald Trump’s attorneys denied Monday that he instigated the deadly riot in the US Capitol and accused Democrats of “political opportunism” in a fiery letter filed a day before Trump’s historic second impeachment trial began.

Trump’s three attorneys argued in the 78-page letter that the trial itself, which takes place almost three weeks after President Joe Biden took office, is unconstitutional and must be dismissed quickly.

“The House Democrats’ hunger for this political theater is a threat to our democracy in the republic and to the rights that are important to us,” the lawyers wrote.

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