The rumors are flying over who Trump will pick to represent him in the impending Senate impeachment trial.
Many names have been offered with a lot of people believing Trump’s best option is to use the firebrands in the House – Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, and Elise Stefanik to make his case.
Some, especially the arrogant ones in the Senate think those fierce Trump defenders would not be appropriate as the Senate wants to end this quickly.
According to Fox News, Trump has made his choice and while Jim Jordan and others are not on the list, although that may change.
The trial could start as early as Wednesday or Friday.
“I’m happy to join the president’s team if that’s what the president and that’s what Pat Cipollone in the White House counsel’s team wants; and if that’s what the Senate wants,” Jim Jordan said.
“What I want to do is get this thing done and get on with the business of the American people,” he added.
It seems Trump is going with established and experienced lawyers like Jay Sekulow, Pat Cipollene and possibly Alan Dershowitz.
From Fox News:
Several top White House lawyers are slated to serve in the defense team during President Trump’s impeachment trial, Fox News has learned, as the House prepares to send the official articles to the Senate as early as Wednesday.
A White House official told Fox News on Tuesday that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone will take the lead on the president’s defense team in the Senate trial. The official said that Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow will also serve on the president’s defense, as well as Cipollone deputies Michael Purpura and Patrick Philbin.
During a speech on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., chastised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and questioned her strategy for holding off sending the articles to the Senate.
Jordan credited Trump for boosting the economy with tax cuts in 2017, for “eliminating” top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and for building an embassy in Jerusalem.
“All the amazing things he’s done. I want to help with that. Help the president continue that amazing record. If it’s part of being on his defense team daily, I’ll do it. But that’s that’s a call for other people,” said Jordan when asked about the idea of him joining the legal team.