The attorneys representing Donald Trump in his impeachment trial deux might not be scraped from the bottom of the barrel, but they were covered in old-water scum. One referenced a post that the “Democrats caught and removed” before the trial.
They accused the Dems of manipulating a video and cropping posts. Then, they could have cued up the music for Monty Python, because they played and replayed clips of legislators and media saying the word “fight” over and over and over, beginning in 2001 through 2021.
Their incompetence and, more importantly, the logical and convincing presentations by the Democratic legislators sent one of the most respected attorneys in the country, Ted Olson, over the edge. He backs Trump’s impeachment due to the Senate’s “overwhelming evidence to convict,” according to The National Law Journal:
‘Former U.S. solicitor general and conservative stalwart Theodore Olson said the U.S. Senate has overwhelming evidence to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on the charge of inciting a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last month.’
In addition, he announced that he would never donate to Republicans who refused to convict the ex-president for the January 6th attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Olson was assistant attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration. In the George W. Bush administration, he served as solicitor general. Now, he is now fully backing impeachment.
The National Law Journal interviewed Olson, and he responded:
‘This is not just Jan 6. Trump has been attempting for weeks to convince the American public—and duly elected and appointed election officials—that the election was a fraud and was stolen from him.’
‘[Even] in the face of irrefutable evidence and numerous judicial opinions to the contrary. This was a constant and fraudulent effort to undermine the integrity of American institutions and processes. It culminated, of course, in the violence and lawlessness on Jan. 6.’
Olson is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, DC. The firm has offices in 19 other cities in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America, and North America. This partner will not donate to any Republicans who voted to acquit Trump:
‘I haven’t resolved yet what I plan to do, but certainly do not plan to contribute financially to or support candidates or committees who do not pass the test of character presented by the Senate’s vote on the impeachment trial.’
‘This is about not only accountability of the former president, but every senator who votes either to condemn or condone the former president’s conduct. Each senator will have to live with his or her conscience relative to this vote and to answer to the American people about it.’
Olson remains a member of the Republican Party:
‘[I have not] changed my registration, but have observed that the leadership of the Republican Party no longer cares about or is interested in the support of Republicans like me.’
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