Eight Republican members of Congress reportedly joined President Trump’s legal team on the eve of the highly anticipated Senate impeachment trial.
The move came just hours before the Senate is set to begin proceedings at 1 PM on Tuesday.
As reported by Fox News:
“In a surprise move Monday night, a detachment of high-profile House Republicans announced that they would formally join the president’s legal team, including Reps. Doug Collins, Mike Johnson, Jim Jordan, Debbie Lesko, Mark Meadows, John Ratcliffe, Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin.”
“We are not planning for them to present statements on the Senate floor,” a senior administration official told Fox News, in light of the development. Video Below
The eight representatives will add even more dynamic to the President’s robust legal team that consists of Pat Cippilone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr, Pam Bondi, Robert Ray, Jane Raskin and Eric D. Herschmann.
Trump’s legal team appears to be fully prepared to represent the President against seven Democrat impeachment managers who will argue for convicting Trump, and are as follows:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY), Rep. Val Demings (FL), Rep. Jason Crow (CO), and Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX). Video Below
In ending, here is video of two members of President Trump’s legal team, Robert Ray and Alan Dershowitz, giving details on Senate impeachment trial preparations: