'Stingy': Donald Trump's legal team allegedly quit over payment dispute

'Stingy': Donald Trump's legal team allegedly quit over payment dispute

However, Trump's legal team, which submitted a 14-page document, have dismissed his impeachment as "unconstitutional" over the Capitol riots last month as he is no longer in office.

After the Electoral College vote on December 14, he "fixated" on a joint session of Congress on January 6 "as presenting his last, best hope to reverse the election results and remain in power", the managers said. If the Senate convicts Trump, which requires a two-thirds majority, it can also hold a vote to prevent him from holding office again.

"President Trump's conduct offends everything that the Constitution stands for", the House lawmakers, known as impeachment managers, wrote in their 80-page brief.

The managers walk through the lead-up to that day, when members of Congress were counting Electoral College votes, noting that for weeks Trump refused to accept the results of the 2020 election and perpetuated baseless claims that he won in a landslide and the vote was "stolen" from him.

The House managers laid out their case against Trump in a pre-trial legal brief filed Tuesday morning, in which they accused Trump of stirring up violence against Congress in an attempt to upend the peaceful transfer of power. During next week's trial, Trump and his lawyers are expected to argue that the Senate does not have jurisdiction to convict him because he is no longer in office.

"This trial arises from President Donald J. Trump's incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to protect", the House managers write.

"President Trump's conduct must be declared unacceptable in the clearest and most unequivocal terms", they wrote. Surveying the tense crowd before him, President Trump whipped it into a frenzy, exhorting followers to 'fight like hell [or] you're not going to have a country anymore, ' " the managers write. Trump's upcoming Senate trial.

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We can't fact-check Trump's intentions, but his defense team's claim ignores the pressure Trump put on Vice President Mike Pence to flip the election during the counting of Electoral College votes January 6. The Senate went ahead with the trial and acquitted him.

While sworn to faithfully execute the laws - and to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution - President Trump incited insurrection against the United States government. It cites a January 2 call in which Mr. Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" him thousands of votes to overturn the state's results.

Mr. Trump's filing acknowledged the call but said he "was expressing his opinion that if the evidence was carefully examined one would 'find that you have many that aren't even signed and you have many that are forgeries.'" His lawyers said he hadn't acted improperly. Trump advisers believe raising the latter would put off too many Republican senators, one of the people said.

"The boss of the country said, 'People of the country, come on down, let people know what you think, '" Mr Pezzola's defence lawyer, Michael Scibetta, told Reuters. Schoen told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday, "This process is completely unconstitutional and it is a very, very risky road to take with respect to the First Amendment, putting at risk any passionate political speaker which is really against everything we believe and in this country".

Throughout the speech, Trump invited his supporters to march to the Capitol and repeatedly made calls to "fight" - although he once used the word "peacefully". Mr. Trump wanted his lawyers to raise his claims of election fraud, while attorney Butch Bowers wanted to focus on constitutionality matters, the person said.

Trump adviser Jason Miller did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the legal strategy of blaming the former president. Mr. Bowers said he would represent the former president for $250,000 before raising his price to $3 million after factoring in costs for the other team members, Mr. Miller said.

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