The trump card of the prosecution, defense team: Top-lawyers thread for impending trial

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped the sending of the indictment to the Senate, citing concerns about Mitch McConnell objectivity; reaction of the Republican members of Congress Lee Zeldin and Matt Gaetz is on The ” Ingraham angle.’

Several top White House lawyers are scheduled to serve as the defense team in the President Trump the threat of impeachment, Fox News has learned, as the house prepares to send the official article in the Senate as early as Wednesday.

In a Democratic caucus Tuesday morning, House Speaker is not meet to give Nancy Pelosi is known, in which the legislator tapped as impeachment managers, the prosecutors in the case. Fox News is told that a house vote on the sending of the two articles of impeachment, which will emerge from the Senate is expected to on Wednesday, at which point more details on Democrats’ plans.


But the President of the team, the defense has essentially formed.

A White house official told Fox News on Tuesday that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the leadership of the state President’s defense team in the Senate trial. The official said that Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow is also the President of defense serve, as well as Cipollone members Michael Purpura, and Patrick Philbin.

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Dec. 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The official told Fox News that other lawyers could cycle through, or be on the ground in a support capacity, but also that these details and the types of decisions by the President, if he considers it necessary.

The White house and the President of the team in search of a fair process, trump the rights that you claim, he was denied, in the house impeachment inquiry, the official said, while also saying that the President expects the liability to be freed in the process.


In spite of that, obviously, the expectation that the President in recent days has pressed the public, the case is outright dismissed, and to work for the Senate, an attempt.

“Many believe that the Senate give leave to a study based on no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, ‘no pressure’ charge joke, but as a rule, rights of dismissal, there is the partisan Democrat witch-hunt’s credibility, not have it otherwise,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “I agree!”

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Monday doubled down on the President’s proposal, saying: “I think the President is communicating that it is a dismissal, because he did nothing wrong.”

“The President should not have to go through this, he has done nothing wrong,” she said. “He published transcripts, voluntarily, because he did nothing wrong, and Yes, he’s made it clear-all.”

She added: “of Course he would want to discharge everything. But at the end of the day, if it goes to the Senate for a trial, he wants it to be fair, that’s all what he deserves.”

But not to be the idea with the dismissal seems to be gaining traction in the Senate.


In spite of the president’s proposal, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has argued that the President will be acquitted, and that the Senate comes to a verdict of “not guilty”, he said, is a more positive resolution.

“The result is not a dismissal, it is an acquittal, it is said,” Cruz, on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday. “This is a much better result for the President free of these charges.”

He added: “The reason why this ends with an acquittal is very simple, the house to satisfy the constitutional threshold. …You have the President claiming a violation of the criminal law, said that it is a violation of the civil law. … At the end of this process, a acquittal is.”

The impeachment article claiming abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, about Trump, the efforts of the pressure to start the Ukraine, politically advantageous, the studies, while the withholding of military assistance.

The method should not begin the moment Pelosi the article sends. A Senate GOP aide told Fox News on Monday, there will be three to four days of pre would preparations for trial.

The aide told Fox News that part of the pre-trial prep would be the swearing-in of senators and U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, briefings of house Manager and Trump’s legal Department, and a debate and vote on the resolution, the place would you set the parameters for the study.

How the study would go remains an open question.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has repeatedly said that the resolution of the impeachment in the Senate would mirror the one to start for then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial in 1999 — the specification of a time frame for the route, to determine the possibility of the legislature that, as you approach potential witnesses and other documents later, after both the President, the defense and the prosecution talk to your opening.

McConnell has insisted that he has the votes to pass the organizing resolution and start the trial before a witness statement. Some GOP senators have pointed out, however, that you would like to see further evidence, the increase in the view that figures such as the former national security adviser John Bolton could be called.

In the indictment, most of the resolutions can pass with a simple majority. To the impeachment of the President, though, it needs 67 votes.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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