Skip to comments.House impeachment managers target top Trump defense attorney Cipollone, claim he is 'material witness'
Posted on 01/21/2020 9:57:58 AM PST by jazusamo
House Democrats prosecuting the Trump impeachment case took aim Tuesday at White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, claiming in a stunning letter that the lead member of the president's defense team is actually a material witness to the charges in both articles and demanding that he disclose all first-hand facts and information before proceedings begin.
The impeachment "managers" said they need that information in order to weigh potential ethical issues or conflicts of interest concerning his defense of the president.
Just hours before Senate trial proceedings were set to resume, the impeachment managers claimed that during the House inquiry they gathered evidence that indicates he is a fact witness to numerous critical events related to the presidents scheme, and remains deeply involved in actions implementing the presidents directive to obstruct the Houses impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, though, blasted the House managers' letter and claimed their requests were unfair -- and even floated disqualifying Schiff, who is the lead impeachment manager, instead.
"Democrats opening salvo in impeachment: they demand Trump get rid of his lawyer, Pat Cipollone. Absurd request," Cruz said in a statement to Fox News. "Unlike the House, the Senate will have a FAIR trial. That means we wont deny the President his lawyer ON THE DAY the trial starts."
He continued: "Under the standard put forth by the House Democrats today that any potential fact witness cannot serve as counsel in the impeachment hearing there is an obvious person who should be disqualified: Adam Schiff. Schiff, it has been alleged, spoke directly with the so-called whistle-blower and may even have helped him draft the complaint that launched this entire impeachment. ... So, maybe we should disqualify Schiff as a lawyer, and schedule him instead as a witness to explain his role in creating the...
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Adam Schiff is a witness, he is the one that wrote the whistleblower complaint I dont see him testifying, but hey different standards when you have a D next to your name..by the way Schiff, hows Ed Buck doing
So much for attorney/client privilege.
Yep, the Rats are really reaching but this is only the beginning of their whining and sobbing.
Seems the DEM plan is to STALL, STALL,STALL.
Dems just want to stall and have chaos and confusion, Mitch needs to stay on the two week timetable, PERIOD.
Good for Cruz.
We really need to go scorched earth. Defending the president is a game without end. We need to indict Democrats.
Remember that our enemies at Big Media and Rat conspirators want this “trial” to go on for months.
The Republicans and Team Trump best treat this for what it is: a fight to the death for these Democrats. They have some serious skeletons in their closets and it will be coming out soon enough.
WHere are Bilbo Bagpipes and John “Bull” Durham today?
Democrats - giving a whole new meaning to the words “Shyster”, “Insane”, “corrupt” and “Anti-American”.
Adam Shit for brains is NOT a material witness BUT Trump attorney is REALLY????
“Pelosie needs to be impeached, then hanged, and then quartered”
Don’t stop there.
Schumer in 1999 said that there is NO need for the Senate to call witnesses against Bill Clinton..if the House proved their case there is no need for witnesses, now the same Schumer is singing a different tune..hypocrites, ALL OF THEM
The only “stall” that the Democrats like are “bathroom stalls”. Just ask Adam Schiff.
Stalls are for animals so that confirms my opinion of the congressional democrats as sons of bitches. The women Dems are beyond description - most being insane - AOC, the Squat Four, Waters - in a class all by herself; Sheila Lee Jackson, another creature of unknown origins; etc.
The democrats’ plan is to throw up so much [crap] that it will create a storm and the MSM will have a feast.
Precisely! And a few others I won't post here.
So it appears The Vile Botoxian didn’t trust Lard@ss Nadler to do the speaking/lying.
Schittforbrains is a dead ringer for Christopher Walken as a deranged serial killer.
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