Former US President Donald Trump almost shouted when his lawyer did not get into the center of defense during the impeachment trial on Feb. 9.
According to two sources familiar with the matter, former President Trump has expressed dissatisfaction with the inaugural argument of lawyer Bruce Castor. Castor argues that Castor has a devious, underexposed argument that holding a trial impeaching a retired president is unconstitutional.
Republican Senator John Cornyn told reporters after the trial that former president Trump’s legal team was “not the best”.
“The president’s first lawyer was rambling, repetitive and not really focused on the constitutional debate. But in the end, the second lawyer did it,” he commented.
Attorney Castor and lawyer David Schoen are two representatives of Trump at the trial on February 9. According to the original plan, Schoen, the second speaker, should have made the first speech.
56 US senators have voted to confirm that the second impeachment process for former President Trump is constitutional and probable. Among these are 6 Republican senators.
Trump faced charges of “inciting riot” when Democrats said he instigated a crowd of his supporters to drag to Capitol Hill, causing attacks on the parliament building on January 6.
Republicans believe the trial was unconstitutional because Trump was no longer in office. Democrats and many scholars say there are no constitutional “exceptions” that help protect a president who has ended his term if the president has committed a punable crime.
Vu Hoang (According to the CNN)