President Donald Trump has expanded his legal team to include three well-known lawyers, Harvard emeritus law Prof. Alan Dershowitz and former independent counsels Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray. Word of the expansion came as House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers scrambled to produce legal briefs for his historic impeachment trial.
Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump are expected to be walked to the Senate on Wednesday. One Democrat predicted that Senate Republicans will “vote to acquit regardless of what evidence is presented.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to say when she will transmit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, saying she is waiting to see what process is established for a trial.
House Democrats released a report Monday explaining the two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Democrats would like to call senior Trump administration officials who did not testify in the House as witnesses in the Senate trial.
House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday— abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The president blasted the action as “sheer political madness.”
The two experienced lawyers who have conducted most of the questioning in private impeachment-probe hearings are expected to play lead roles as the hearings go public. The Democrats’ likely end game, a Senate trial, is still months away.