The filing from the House managers, the seven Democrats tasked with proving the House case to the Senate, is effectively the prosecution's opening brief of the trial. The trial, slated to begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, is expected to last for several weeks. "The president has done nothing wrong and we believe that will be borne out in this process", a source said, ahead of the document's submission to the Senate scheduled later in the day.
On Saturday, US lawmakers managing the Senate removal trial filed a brief laying out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the US president. He has denied wrongdoing and branded the case against him as a "hoax".
The managers were named by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Murkowski told reporters in Anchorage that she'll wait until the second phase of impeachment proceedings to decide whether she needs more information, after the House managers, essentially prosecutors, and the president's defense team both present their arguments and give senators a chance to ask questions.
On the other hand, the House managers, ie, the prosecutors called Trump's conduct "the worst nightmare" of those who framed the USA constitution.
What did Trump's lawyers say?
"President Trump categorically and unequivocally denies each and every allegation in both articles of impeachment", the document reads.
The Trump team called the two articles of impeachment "a unsafe attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president".
In its first first formal response, Trump's legal team said Democrats had mounted a "brazen and unlawful" attempt to overturn the 2016 election and interfere in this year's vote.
What did the Democrats say?"They must have a fair trial - fair to the president and fair to the American people", House officials said in a joint statement. Senators must accept and fulfill the responsibility imposed on them by the Framers of our constitution and the oath they have just taken to do impartial justice.
"Overwhelming evidence demonstrates that the announcement of investigations on which President Trump conditioned the official acts had no legitimate policy rationale, and instead were corruptly meant to assist his 2020 reelection campaign".
President Trump is implicated of pressing Ukraine to collect destructive info on among his major Democratic oppositions for the presidency in 2020, Joe Biden, and his boy Hunter.
It also included a finding on Thursday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) that Trump broke the law when he withheld military aid that Congress had designated for Ukraine.
"President Trump's continuing presence in office undermines the integrity of our democratic processes and endangers our national security", the managers wrote.
He is also accused of obstructing Congress by blocking investigations into his conduct.
He led the investigation into former president Bill Clinton which resulted in his impeachment - although Clinton was acquitted at the Senate trial.
Graham was responding to a move on Saturday by House Democrats, who underlined their assertion that President Trump abused his office and should be removed. By shortening the number of days for arguments, it helps Senate Republicans speed up the trial with the President's State of the Union address looming on February 4.
In the unlikely event of Mr Trump being found guilty, he would be removed from office and Vice-President Mike Pence would be sworn in as president.