The defense of former US President Donald Trump was not ordered to pay attention to the massive rigging that allegedly took place during the presidential elections held in November 2020 as part of the impeachment procedure. This was reported by the ex-president’s lawyer David Sean in an interview with the journalists of The New York Times.
Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, said in January in an interview with ABC that he was preparing defense arguments. According to him, Trump’s political opponents are going to prove that his statements about massive electoral fraud should be regarded as a “call to violence.” Giuliani argues that the defense needs to prove that allegations of electoral fraud are at least partly true, as this will rob the Democrats of a key argument.
Sean did not agree with this, noting that he had not received such instructions.
The impeachment process is scheduled to begin on February 9th. During sessions, members of the House of Representatives will appear as prosecutors and senators as jurors.