By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow, January 25, 2020
On the heels of being called a “dictator” in a fiery charge that brought three days of opening statements from the Democrats to an end, Trump’s lawyers were eagerly prepared to begin his trial defense.
The president’s team of lawyers had promised a vigorous effort to be made in their opening statements of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. On Saturday morning, they delivered.
White House counsel Pat Cipollone (pictured) argued the Democrats did not meet the burden of proof and failed to provide sufficient evidence for impeachment. Day 5 of the Senate impeachment trial would center around the facts of the case. And the facts, Cipollone assessed, “will find that the president did absolutely nothing wrong.”
The attempt to impeach the president is “very, very consequential” and “very, very dangerous,” Cipollone indicated. “[The Democrats] are asking [the Senate] to not only overturn the results of the last election, [but are also asking] to remove President Trump from the ballot in an election that’s occurring in approximately nine months,” he argued…..