One of Trump’s impeachment attorneys is a personal injury attorney who sued Trump last year

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Donald trump stepped into the first day of his second impeachment trial would feel as good as someone who has set a presidential impeachment record can feel. Not only was he not worried about the task of inciting a violent insurgency, but he and his lawyers reportedly viewed the proceedings as positive because they would “cement” his “influence over the Republican Party.” Fast-forward a day and Trump apparently feels a lot cooler, thanks to the opening statement made by his defense team, which could be described as “What the hell was that?” “

Unlike his first impeachment trial, the former president is unable to navigate Twitter, but he has nevertheless made his feelings known. According to CNN Kaitlan collins, Trump was “essentially screaming” as Bruce Castor Jr. gave his winding and incomprehensible argument over the course of almost 50 endless minutes, each worse than the last. Trying to quantify his rage, people familiar with the matter Recount the New York Times that on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the most angry, Trump “was an eight,” which we believe is similar to his level of anger when, after being searched out of the White House on January 20, it was said that no, he could not take the cutlery with him.

Of course, it’s not entirely surprising that Trump’s defense made a less than inspiring opening statement, a statement so bad it drew in the Republican senator. Bill Cassidy make a last minute change and vote with the democrats. After being accused of inciting an insurgency, Trump found out that none of the lawyers originally supposed to represent him would. A few days before the start of his trial, the legal team Lindsey graham helped set Trump up with leave, apparently because of the ex-president’s insistence that the 2020 election was stolen from him, which clearly would have been a lie. This left Trump scraping the bottom of the legal profession’s barrel, which is how he ended up with Castor – who earlier in his career fought to keep Bill Cosby get out of jail and David Schoen, who said he considered defending Jeffrey Epstein before the notorious pedophile died in prison. (Schoen has also worked with “accused rapists, murderers and international drug traffickers,” according to the Atlanta Jewish Times. He told the outlet that he “represented all kinds of high-profile Mafia figures: the alleged Russian Mafia boss in that country, the Israeli Mafia and two Italian bosses, as well as a guy the government claimed to be the biggest mafioso in the world. “) Oh and this guy! Through The Washington Post:

Last year the Philadelphia lawyer Michael T. van der Veen filed a lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump, accusing him of repeatedly asserting that postal voting was “ripe for fraud” despite “no evidence to support these claims.” This week, van der Veen takes a different stance on the team of lawyers defending Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election result in his Senate impeachment trial.… Van der Veen’s journey Trump’s legal team began when the firm he founded— van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin hired Bruce Castor in December. Castor, a former suburban Philadelphia prosecutor, was in turn recommended to Trump’s advisers and hired last month.

Now van der Veen’s name and signature appear in Trump’s impeachment files alongside Castor, as well as those of David Schoen, an Atlanta-based lawyer Trump hired last week. In a 78-page defense brief filed Monday, lawyers argued that Trump had the right to express his belief that “voting irregularities” he attributed to illegal changes in election laws tainted the election.



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