During a press conference in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump commented on the ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate, stating that he would love to attend the trial.
“Wouldn’t that be great? Wouldn’t that be beautiful? I’d sort of love to sit right in the front row and stare at their corrupt faces. I’d love to do. Don’t keep talking because you may convince me to do it,” the President said on Wednesday.
WATCH the clip below:
Check out what the Washington Examiner reported:
The Senate began floor arguments on Tuesday, pitting Democratic House impeachment managers, headed by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, against Trump’s seven-member legal team, led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone.
Cipollone argued the Democratic-led House impeachment investigation did not give Trump due process and was politically motivated.
House Democrats insisted Trump abused the power of his office when he sought Ukraine’s assistance in investigating Joe Biden while at the same time withholding critical security aid to the country.
The Senate impeachment trial kicked off this week and members of the Democratic House of Representatives are trying to control the trial. Although the impeachment of President Trump is in the hands of the Senate, House Democrats are still making outlandish demands for the impeachment trial.
Their new demand is that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone must give up any information that he has on Democrats’ claims and if he does not, he will be dismissed as Trump’s defense lawyer at the trial.
“President Donald Trump’s lead impeachment lawyer, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, was a central witness to many of the facts of the case against Trump, House Democrats argued Tuesday, demanding that the Cipollone disclose any firsthand knowledge and warning that his role ‘threatens to undermine the integrity of the pending trial,’” Politico reported.
“You may be a material witness to the charges against President Trump, even though you are also his advocate,” House Democrats’ impeachment managers said in a letter written to Cipollone. “[A]t a minimum, you must disclose all facts and information as to which you have first-hand knowledge that will be at issue in connection with the evidence you present or arguments you make in your role as the President’s legal advocate so that the Senate and Chief Justice can be apprised of any potential ethical issues, conflicts, or biases.”
Senator Ted Cruz went nuclear on House Democrats after this announcement was made. Check out what he had to say about the “absurd request” on Facebook:
Democrats’ opening salvo in impeachment: they demand Trump get rid of his lawyer, Pat Cipollone.
Unlike the House, the Senate will have a FAIR trial. That means we won’t deny the President his lawyer ON THE DAY the trial starts.
The Sixth Amendment provides the accused the right “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.” Note that the Sixth Amendment does not apply to the prosecution; it protects only the accused. Under the standard put forth by the House Democrats today – that any potential fact witness cannot serve as counsel in the impeachment hearing – there is an obvious person who should be disqualified: Adam Schiff.
Schiff, it has been alleged, spoke directly with the so-called “whistle-blower” and may even have helped him draft the complaint that launched this entire impeachment.
So, maybe we should disqualify Schiff as a lawyer, and schedule him instead as a witness to explain his role in creating the “evidence” in this proceeding?
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