Turning down the Democrat’s request to provide testimony for next week’s Senate impeachment trial, Donald Trump’s attorneys said, “We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt. As you certainly know, there is no such thing as a negative inference in this unconstitutional proceeding.”
The statements are part of an on-going series of public conversations congressional members are having with Donald Trump’s legal team.
🚨Response to Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin🚨 pic.twitter.com/I13JBvbkmD
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 4, 2021
The Senate trial seeks to determine whether or not the President should be convicted of inciting an insurrection.
Many scholars have weighed in on if it is constitutionally-possible to impeach (which is to remove from office) a former President. Trump’s lawyers further highlighted this fact saying, “Your letter only confirms what is known to everyone: you cannot prove your allegations against the 45th President of the United States, who is now a private citizen.” The attorneys went on to say, “The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games.”
In regards to the results of a Senate impeachment trial, many Republican Senators have already signaled their lack of support for the trial. If these numbers hold, the impeachment trial is expected to end in acquittal.