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Trumpís impeachment trial team: Who are the lawyers defending the president?
Fox News ^ | Jamuary 15, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly

Posted on 01/15/2020 8:45:10 AM PST by jazusamo

President Trump has locked down the defense team that will be representing him during his impeachment trial, as House Democrats move Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against him to the Senate.

The four-person legal team is made up of several top White House attorneys, with an administration official telling Fox News that other lawyers could cycle through or be on the floor in a support capacity during the Senate trial.

Here are the four main attorneys that will make up Trump’s defense team:

Pat Cipollone

Cipollone, the White House counsel, will take the helm in commanding Trump’s defense. He was named to the post in October 2018 but has known the president for years. He represented Trump during his tenure as a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis and helped Trump prepare for the 2016 presidential debates.

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Jay Sekulow

The second-in-command of the president’s defense, Sekulow has worked as the coordinator of Trump’s personal legal team and was heavily involved in his defense during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

~snip~

Michael Purpura

Purpura, who will serve as one of the two deputies on Trump’s defense team, has worked in the White House Counsel’s office since January 2019.

A graduate of West Point and Columbia Law School, Purpura has a long history of working for Republican presidential administrations...

~snip~

Patrick Philbin

Rounding off Trump’s defense team will be Philbin, who has close ties to both Cipollone and the George W. Bush administration.

The Harvard Law School graduate, who serves as deputy White House counsel, was also a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and worked as an associate deputy attorney general during the Bush administration from 2003 to 2005.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: couppeachment; couppeachmenttrial; impeachment; impeachmenttrial; jaysekulow; michaelpurpura; patcipollone; patrickphilbin; presidenttrump; senatetrial; trump; trumplawyers
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1 posted on 01/15/2020 8:45:10 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Who?

The good ones of course


2 posted on 01/15/2020 8:46:12 AM PST by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: jazusamo

We will see CJOSC Roberts colors perhaps?


3 posted on 01/15/2020 8:47:16 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: jazusamo

Alan Dersxhowitz?


4 posted on 01/15/2020 8:47:27 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: jazusamo

This is not reasonable! Trump should have no defense lawyers! He should be made to stand with head bowed in the well of the Senate wearing a dunce cap and a sign about his neck stating that he is an ideological deviationist while the House managers denounce him roundly for his counterrevolutionary tendencies and, oh by the way, sabotaging and wrecking the economy.

(Just trying out for a position at CNN...)


5 posted on 01/15/2020 8:56:28 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Right on...If CommieNewsNetwork had their way that’s exactly what would take place.


6 posted on 01/15/2020 9:01:01 AM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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7 posted on 01/15/2020 9:25:58 AM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

I’m so angry I can’t even talk. The senate legitimizing this fake unconstitutional garbage. Roberts should be recused.

Our country is gone. Pray for Trump and the true American people here. These slimy greedy senators can’t wait to get their faces on the media.


8 posted on 01/15/2020 9:30:29 AM PST by Hattie
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To: jazusamo

In the highly unlikely event that President Trump is convicted and removed from office, is there anything in the Constitution of other law that prevents him from running for POTUS again in November?


9 posted on 01/15/2020 9:34:21 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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10 posted on 01/15/2020 9:34:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Labyrinthos

I’m no authority on this however I’ve read here on FR several times he can run again if he should be removed from office.


11 posted on 01/15/2020 9:37:17 AM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

what happened to trey gowdy


12 posted on 01/15/2020 9:37:21 AM PST by olesigh
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To: jazusamo

If he’s convicted, the Senate can not only remove him from office but can disqualify him from holding any public office. That’s explicitly stated in the Constitution.


13 posted on 01/15/2020 9:40:21 AM PST by Alberta's Child (In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.)
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To: jazusamo

Does this mean he isn’t utilizing any of the Republican House members? Impeachment is political. I breathe easier that Rudy isn’t on this team.


14 posted on 01/15/2020 9:40:43 AM PST by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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To: jazusamo
I’m no authority on this however I’ve read here on FR several times he can run again if he should be removed from office.

No. Article I, Section 3: "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States." The Democrats wrote the impeachment indictment to prevent Trump from ever holding office again if convicted.

But he's not going to removed so it's a moot point.

15 posted on 01/15/2020 9:49:42 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Hattie

I agree, I am angry, too! Why is it that NOTHING ever happens to the true criminals in politics like...

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/project-veritas-sanders-staffer-says-cities-burn-i/
Project Veritas: Sanders staffer says ‘cities burn’ if Trump reelected, predicts violence at DNC
Hidden-camera footage shows field organizer praising Soviet-style gulags


16 posted on 01/15/2020 9:50:40 AM PST by NEBO (M A G A !!! and Keep America Great !!!!!)
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To: newzjunkey

OMG POTUS has Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, his head attorneys name escapes me but he is also TOP NOTCH it is going to be quite a contrast between these absolute IDIOTS on the left and Trump attorneys it is actually going to be embarrassing!!! I can’t wait it will be delicious watching these fools lined up against these TOP NOTCH attorneys it is laughable that they think they are smart enough to go through with this farce!!!! It is also going to show ALL of America just how STUPID the Dems actually are!!!??


17 posted on 01/15/2020 9:51:15 AM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: Alberta's Child

If they choose to disqualify him.
Apparently that’s why Alcee Hastings is in Congress. Impeached & removed as a federal judge (DOJ blew the criminal case against him!) back in federal office as a congressman. I was told that when he was removed Congress did not explicitly state “disqualified for federal office”.


18 posted on 01/15/2020 9:55:33 AM PST by Reily
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To: newzjunkey

This piece says these four are his main team but that other lawyers could cycle through or be on the floor in a support capacity during the Senate trial.


19 posted on 01/15/2020 9:56:01 AM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: olesigh

Trey Gowdy? that little Chihuahua is still barking over there in the corner. All bark no bite according to the historical record.


20 posted on 01/15/2020 10:01:09 AM PST by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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