Parliament's vote against President Trump on Wednesday opened a trial against the Senate in which President Donald Trump will again decide on a team to represent him – this time on charges of "inciting insurrection".
Sources have previously said Trump could turn to attorney Rudy Giuliani if he battles impeachment a second time, this time in front of a Senate jury that may be far more skeptical than last time. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he did not know how he would vote.
Giuliani was a key legal advisor to Trump while leading a personal crusade to uncover potential filth on Joe Biden in Ukraine as well as on his son's business relationships.
Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, who led Trump's legal efforts to overturn election results in court, is expected to lead his legal efforts as the Senate impeachment proceedings nears
But Trump will have to forego the services of prominent Senate Chamber Constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz, who joined his team last year and appeared in the Senate Chamber.
"I will defend the first amendment in the public opinion court, not in the Senate," Dershowitz told DailyMail.com. He did not say whether Trump had asked him to serve in his defense.
Giuliani's appearance as Trump attorney before the Senate, which advisers have said is under consideration, comes off despite Giuliani himself speaking at a rally shortly before the MAGA mob that stormed the Capitol.
In his podcast "What Really Happened on January 6th," Giuliani made an argument that will likely reappear in court: Neither Trump (nor he) did incitement.
Attorney Alan Dershowitz said he will not defend Trump on the trail but will publicly defend the First Amendment
Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, holds a press conference in the Republican National Committee on Thursday, November 19, 2020, on the result of the 2020 presidential election with hair dye dripping down his face
Rudy Giuliani, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, speaks during a majority committee hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Trump went on and on with Giuliani's allegations of massive fraud at a pre-rising rally in the Capitol
Supporters listen as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the ellipse outside the White House in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021.
Pro-Trump supporters and far-right forces flooded Washington DC to protest Trump's loss of the election. Hundreds broke against the US Capitol, about 13 were arrested and one protester was killed. Pro-Trump supporters break the U.S. Capitol, Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA – January 06, 2021
President Donald Trump protests at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. – Protesters breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the voting certificate for the 2020 presidential election
He pointed to the guns and even the climbing gear that the crowd members were bringing to the Capitol after the rally where he and Trump spoke to each other.
"This was a pre-planned attack on the Capitol that would have been a rally or no rally or regardless of anything that was said at the rally," Giuliani said.
“And nothing that was said at the rally would suggest anything. And it didn't stimulate anything – at the moment it was said, much less later because it wasn't said over and over again in some kind of truck that was passing through, ”he continued.
Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his role.
White House attorney Pat Cipollone, who joined Trump's defense last time, will be out of work next week – and reportedly close to resigning.
Trump supporters attempt to break a police cordon at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Trump started his own defense in a video statement Wednesday condemning "mob violence" saying "no true supporter of mine could ever support political violence" or "disregard law enforcement."
Giuliani also said Antifa had "pitched" Trump and a "willing crooked medium" was okay with it, although the Justice Department said there was no evidence of Antifa's involvement and had started rounding up people who overran the people who said they are on tape Trump supporters.
He also argued that Trump supporters are drawn to Trump because he is "extraordinarily pro-police" and "law and order" – something that is certainly in line with Trump's political message.
"We have video evidence that the Trump people did everything they could to prevent this," said Giuliani.
Another important piece of evidence that Democrats are supposed to produce is Trump's repeated allegation that the election was "rigged" – a campaign that Giuliani himself has repeatedly put forward with the president.
Giuliani faces his own potential legal threat in telling his supporters, in his pre-Trump remarks, to engage in "trial by battle".
He suffered some embarrassing defeats in court while leading Trump's election defense.
When he appeared in federal court in Pennsylvania for the first time in decades, a judge blew his proposed appeal. "They claim that the two individual plaintiffs were denied the right to vote," said US District Judge Matthew W. Brann. “But basically you are asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 million votes, thereby disenfranchising every single voter in the Commonwealth. Can you tell me how this result can possibly be justified? & # 39;
At another point, Brann asked him to say what legal standard to apply. "I think the normal one," replied Giuliani.
"Maybe I don't understand what you mean by strict control," Giuliani once said.
Charles Schumer, chairman of the New York Senate minority, said in a statement that the process would most likely resume after Jan. 19 – meaning that if Trump is not in office, Trump will be another X-factor for the course of the Process is.
'Make no mistake, there is going to be an impeachment trial in the United States Senate; A vote will be taken to convict the president of high crimes and offenses. and if the president is convicted, there will be a vote that he is no longer allowed to walk, ”said Schumer.
Giuliani's comments appear in a report by the House Judiciary Committee on the impeachment, released ahead of Wednesday's vote. "Just before the president spoke (at the rally), his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, reiterated the president's false claims that the 2020 presidential election were not a 'clean election' and eventually called on the crowd to 'fight in court,' it said said in the report.
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