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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Furthermore, absolutely ANY attorney President Trump uses, is automatically a ‘material witness’, and may not serve as counsel to the President, and has to testify and produce all his notes about this case.
I now know how the Soviet Union came to be. They allowed Democrats to take over.
Id almost bet the farm the Dems would agree with the first part of your post and I couldnt agree more with the second part.
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Even if he did testify, he would just lie. Commies are like saracens, they lie to further their objectives.
Schifforbrains is a witness.
It’s like Captain Planet, only it’s Captain A@@hole. The House Managers’ a@@hole personalities combine to make a composite power of a@@hole, Captain A@@hole, a bigger a@@hole than the sum of its parts.
“So, maybe we should disqualify Schiff as a lawyer, and schedule him instead as a witness to explain his role in creating the...”
When does this BS rise to the level of seditious conspiracy?
We hit that watermark years ago.
Shine a bright light on Schiff...
hold a cross up in front of him...
So far all I’ve heard with this bunch is continuous bloviating about how wonderful their evidence is..from one side of the mouth...while from the other , whining and crying about the wonderful evidence they could have had, but don’t. They’re livid because the guilty accused refuses to testify against himself.
I watched the entire house proceeding so I really don’t have the patience for a rehash of the lies and twistings theey did the first time around.
Im curious to see what the lawyers et al from Trump’s defense has to say.
I could be mistaken but they have a few hours to present their case and they’re wasting a LOT of time.
Whom are you referring? I don’t know all democrat nicknames.
Shiffless today pointed out that the Senate can compel witnesses. I’m thinking that if the Senate does go along with this, Shiffless will Shiff his pants when they compel the whistleblower to the stand.
I believe there’s a good chance if the whistleblower is compelled to sit in the witness chair it could well be Schiffforbrains sitting there.
You can’t give those diabolical rats an inch.
AG Bill Barr plays the bagpipes —> Bilbo Bagpipes
John “Bull” Durham, “The Last Trusted Prosecutor in Washington”
Like Samantha C*** and M0therf@cker Tlaib, Impeached Forever Pelosi earned her new moniker.
Oh, okay. Thanks.
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