Wednesday’s House vote to impeach President Trump has launched a senate process in which President Donald Trump will once again decide on a team to represent him – this time on charges of “ inciting insurrection. ”
Sources have already said Trump may turn to attorney Rudy Giuliani when he fights impeachment for the second time, this time before a Senate “ jury ” that may be significantly more skeptical than last time. Senate leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he does not know how he will vote.
Giuliani has been a key legal counsel to Trump, while also leading a personal crusade to uncover potential dirt about Joe Biden in Ukraine and his son’s business dealings.
Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has spearheaded Trump’s legal efforts to reverse the election results in court, is expected to direct his legal effort as the impeachment trial approaches in the Senate
But Trump will have to do without the services in the Senate Chamber of prominent constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz, who joined his team last year and appeared in the Senate Chamber.
“I will defend the First Amendment in public opinion, not in the Senate,” Dershowitz told DailyMail.com. He did not say whether Trump asked him to serve in his defense.
Giuliani’s acting as a Trump attorney for the Senate, which has advisers said it is being considered comes despite Giuliani himself speaking to a gathered crowd shortly before the MAGA crowd stormed the Capitol.
On his podcast “What really happened on January 6?” Giuliani made an argument likely to reappear at trial: that neither Trump (nor he) engaged in sedition.
Lawyer Alan Dershowitz said he won’t defend Trump on the trail, but will defend the First Amendment publicly
Rudolph Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney, holds a press conference with the Republican National Committee on lawsuits over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020, when hair paint dripped from his face
Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for US President Donald Trump, speaks at a hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Trump ran with Giuliani’s allegations of mass fraud and continued to plead the case by a rally for the uprising at the Capitol
Supporters listen as US President Donald Trump speaks about The Ellipse outside the White House in Washington DC on January 6, 2021.
Pro-Trump supporters and far-right forces flooded Washington DC to protest Trump’s election loss. Hundreds made breakthroughs in the US Capitol Building, about 13 were arrested and one protester was killed. Pro-Trump supporters smash US Capitol Building, Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States – January 6, 2021
President Donald Trump protests at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. – Protesters countered security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated election certification for the 2020 presidential election
He pointed to the guns, and even the people with climbing gear took to the Capitol after the meeting where he and Trump were speaking.
“This was a pre-planned attack on the Capitol, which may or may not have rallied or regardless of what was said at the meeting,” Giuliani said.
And nothing said at the meeting would provoke anything. And it didn’t cause anything – at the time it was said, much less later, because it wasn’t said over and over in some sort of truck driving through there, ” he continued.
White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who also joined Trump’s defense last time, will be out of a job next week – and is said to be about to quit his post.
Trump supporters will attempt to break through a police barrier at the Capitol Building in Washington on Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Trump began his own defense in a video statement on Wednesday when he denounced “ mafia violence ”, saying that “ no real supporter of mine could ever condone political violence ” or “ disrespect law enforcement. ”
Giuliani also said Antifa had ‘set up Trump’ and that a ‘willing, skewed media’ agreed, although the Justice Department has said there was no evidence of Antifa’s involvement and has started rounding up people who are the people who on the tape said they were, caught off guard. Trump supporters.
He also argued that Trump backers are attracted to Trump because he is “ extremely pro-police ” and “ law and order ” – something that is certainly consistent with Trump’s political message.
“We have video evidence that the Trump people have done everything they can to prevent this,” Giuliani said.
Another important piece of evidence the Democrats are expected to bring forward is Trump’s repeated assertion that the elections were “ faked ” – a campaign repeatedly put forward by Giuliani himself in consultation with the president.
Giuliani faces his own potential legal exposure for telling supporters to engage in “ trial by combat ” in his comments, which came before Trump’s.
He suffered some embarrassing defeats in court while leading Trump’s election defense.
When he appeared before federal court in Pennsylvania for the first time in decades, a judge overturned his proposed remedy. “You allege that the two individual prosecutors have been denied the right to vote,” said US District Judge Matthew W. Brann. But in fact, you are asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 million votes, robbing every voter in the Commonwealth. Can you tell me how this result can possibly be justified? ‘
At another point, Brann asked him to say what legal standard to apply. “I think it’s normal,” Giuliani replied.
“Maybe I don’t understand what you mean by strict control,” Giuliani said at one point.
New York Senate Leader Charles Schumer said in a statement that the trial would likely continue after January 19 – meaning that when Trump is absent, there is another X factor in how the trial will go.
“Make no mistake, there is going to be a lawsuit against impeachment in the United States Senate; a vote will be taken on sentencing the president for serious crimes and offenses; and if the president is convicted, there will be a vote to prevent him from running again, ”Schumer said.
Giuliani’s comments appear in a House Judiciary Committee report on impeachment that was rushed to the press ahead of Wednesday’s vote. Shortly before the president spoke [at the rally], his attorney Rudy Giuliani echoed the president’s false claims that the 2020 presidential election was not a “ clean election, ” and ended by urging the crowd to “ be brought to justice by a fight, ” the report said.