Published: Tue, February 02, 2021

Who Will Represent Trump at His Impeachment Trial ?

Who Will Represent Trump at His Impeachment Trial ?

House Democrats on Tuesday are expected to make their case for convicting former President Donald Trump on a single article of "incitement of insurrection" in connection with the January 6 Capitol riot in a pre-trial brief submitted to the Senate - arguing that the chamber's action is needed to prevent him from holding elected office in the future.

The article of impeachment was passed by the Democratic-led House on January 13 and charged Mr Trump with inciting insurrection in his speech to supporters before rioters stormed the Capitol.

"This is not a case where elections alone are a sufficient safeguard against future abuse; it is the electoral process itself that President Trump attacked and that must be protected from him and anyone else who would seek to mimic his behavior", they state in the brief.

The House managers say Trump took the stage after Rudy Giuliani had called for "trial by combat", and Trump's son had warned Republican lawmakers not to finalize the election results.

House Democrats, who will be prosecuting the case in the Senate, will submit a pre-trial brief laying out their case against Trump.

The two lawyers former president Donald Trump has hired to defend him in his Senate impeachment trial are confident, tough and media-honed criminal case experts who could liven up what is already set to be a nationally televised spectacle.

CNN also reported that there was friction between Donald Trump and his team on how to approach the trial.

Dozens of courts in multiple states found the argument baseless.

They said his actions stemmed from the Electoral College vote on December 14, after which he "fixated" on a joint session of Congress on January 6 "as presenting his last, best hope to reverse the election results and remain in power". The Constitution's drafters also did not specifically bar the practice. The Democrats urged the Senate to bar Trump from holding office again.

The case moved forward under Castor's successor and Cosby was convicted in 2018. Castor was evidently once an up and coming Republican politician in the state of Pennsylvania but his Cosby decision derailed his career when he turned to mush on the witness stand.

Schoen previous year represented Roger Stone, Trump's friend, on charges of witness tampering and obstruction of justice arising out of the federal investigation into ties between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation.

Schoen met with financier Jeffrey Epstein about joining his defense team on sex trafficking charges just days before Epstein killed himself in a NY jail.

He also said that both Schoen and Castor agree that the impeachment is "unconstitutional - a fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week". Stone was convicted, but Trump commuted his 40-month sentence and then pardoned him.

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