One of Trump’s Impeachment Lawyers Is a Personal Injury Attorney Who Sued Trump Last Year
Donald Trump went into the first day of his second impeachment trial and reportedly felt as good as anyone who has set a record for presidential impeachment can feel. Not only was he not concerned about the initiation of a violent riot, but he and his lawyers reportedly assessed the trial as positive because it would “cement” his “hold on the Republican Party.” Fast forward a day and Trump is apparently feeling a lot less hot thanks to his defense team’s opening statement, best known as “What the hell was that?” Can be described.
Unlike his first impeachment trial, the ex-president can’t tweet his way through the trial, but he still has expressed his feelings. According to CNN Kaitlan CollinsTrump yelled “basically” as Bruce Castor Jr. made his meandering, incomprehensible argument over the course of nearly 50 endless minutes, each worse than the last. In an attempt to quantify his anger, those familiar with the matter told the New York Times that on a scale of one to ten, with 10 being the angriest, Trump was “an eight” which we believe is similar to his anger when, afterwards, when he was searched on his way out of the White House on January 20, he was told he could not take the cutlery with him.
Of course, it’s not entirely surprising that Trump’s defense made a less than inspiring opening statement – one that was so bad it got the Republican Senator Bill Cassidy Make a last-minute change and vote with Democrats. After Trump was accused of instigating a riot, he found that none of the attorneys who were originally expected to represent him would do so. Days before his trial began, the legal team was Lindsey Graham helped Trump quit, reportedly because the ex-president insisted that the 2020 election be stolen from him, which would obviously have been a lie. That basically left Trump scratching the bottom of the barrel of the legal profession, which explains how he got into Castor – who at the beginning of his career struggled to stay Bill Cosby out of jail – and David Schoen, who said he considered defending Jeffrey Epstein before the infamous pedophile died in prison. (Schön has also worked with “accused rapists, capital murderers and international drug traffickers,” according to the Atlanta Jewish Times. He told the outlet that he represented “all sorts of alleged gangster figures: alleged boss of the Russian mafia in this country, the Israeli mafia, and two Italian bosses as well as a man who the government said was the greatest mafioso in the world. “) Oh, and this man! Via The Washington Post:
Lawyer in Philadelphia last year Michael T. van der Veen filed a lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump accusing him of repeatedly claiming that the postal vote was “ripe for fraud” when “there is no evidence to support these allegations”. This week, van der Veen takes a different stance as part of the legal team defending Trump’s efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election in his impeachment proceedings against the Senate … Van der Veen’s path to Trump’s legal team began when his own firm founded – van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn and Levin hired Bruce Castor in December. Castor, a former Philadelphia suburban attorney, was in turn recommended to Trump aides and hired last month.
Now, van der Veen’s name and signature appear on Trump’s impeachment papers alongside those of Castor and those of David Schoen, an Atlanta-based attorney that Trump filed last week. In a 78-page defense report filed Monday, attorneys argued that Trump was entitled to voice his belief that “electoral irregularities,” attributed to illegal changes in electoral law, affected the election.