The email announcing Trump's legal team contains some clues about his legal defense:
Email Subject: "45th President Donald J. Trump Announces Legal Team."
"45th President Donald J. Trump today announced that highly respected trial lawyers David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr., will head his impeachment defense legal team, bringing national profiles and significant trial experience in high-profile cases to the effort."
"Notably, Schoen has already been working with the 45th President and other advisors to prepare for the upcoming trial, and both Schoen and Castor agree that this impeachment is unconstitutional - a fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week."
The third sentence, which was a quote from Schoen: "'It is an honor to represent the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, and the United States Constitution,' said Schoen."
Question for my readers: Which phrase is unnecessarily repeated several times in this email announcement? Why it is the constant reminder that Trump was the 45th President of the United States.Wait, that isn't right either. Rather, Trump is the 45th President of the United States. The lawyer who wrote this (and no doubt it was a lawyer) was careful to never use the past tense, and or to use terms like "ex-President" or "former President."
While it's possible that Schoen and Castor convinced Trump that they couldn't argue the election fraud lie in front of the United States Senate, Trump may very well have forbidden his attorneys from mentioning he is no longer President.
Now some background on Trump's new attorneys.
Attorney Schoen met with Jeffrey Epstein for five hours while in prison. Epstein was interested in hiring Schoen to be part of his criminal defense team. Epstein later decided to take the position, but before he could formalize his representation of Epstein, the convicted pedophile took his own life. Schoen though believes Epstein was instead murdered.
Meanwhile, Castor is
famous infamous for, as Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) prosecutor, refusing to prosecute comedian Bill Cosby. Castor later testified he promised Cosby he would never be charged criminally in exchange for Cosby testifying in a civil lawsuit. That testimony was later used to charge and convict Cosby in 2018. Castor later settled a defamation lawsuit filed by Cosby victim Andrea Constand over negative comments he made about Constand's credibility when he explained why he failed to charge Cosby.
OOP's short takes;
- Former Grifter-in-Chief and cult leader Donald Trump continues to fleece his followers for political contributions. Trump's ironically named leadership PAC "Save America" raised $30 million in the final weeks of 2020 as he continued to spout the nonsense about the "stolen election."