Donald Trump, Former president two The us, On Sunday (31), the names of two lawyers were announced, who will defend themselves during the trial of the case. Impeachment in senate – He named David Scone and Bruce Kester, who said, in a note, to be “honored” with the work.
The announcement was made after Trump Breaking ties with other lawyers Who will act during the trial of the senators starting February 8. According to Reuters, The former president disagreed with professionals about the strategy being presented to MPs, Who will act as gamblers in this process.
On that day, congressmen attest the president’s victory Joe Biden In November elections, the final procedural step before the inauguration. Five people died in the attack, And the Chamber has approved the impeachment process Now voting only in February, After Trump left the White House.
However, the former president is unlikely to be convicted – a move that would have a more symbolic effect, since ultimately, Trump has already stepped down. This is because 67 votes out of 100 senators will be required for impeachment. And came very close to accepting a motion for suspension of the process, which had 55 votes and 45 in favor.
So it will be necessary 12 Republican senators to support Trump’s penalty. The question will be whether, if the former president is convicted, will he be disqualified in other attempts to run in the election.
Pro-Trump committee raised more than $ 30 million
President Donald Trump gestures to supporters for his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday (20) – Photo: Lynn Slady / AP
Trump team that was trying to reverse the election resultsRaised US $ 30.9 million According to the documents revealed on Sunday between November to December. According to Reuters, the figure reflects the former president’s influence in the Republican Party.
Since the agencies designed Biden as the winner of the election on 7 November, Trump has started a crusade to try in court, to reverse the defeat. Republicans claimed there were frauds and irregularities, but auditors and judges rejected the thesis.
Trump only admitted that after Capden’s invasion, Biden would take over after a session confirming the new president’s victory.
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