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Politics White House adds eight House Republicans to Trump impeachment team

04:15  21 january  2020
04:15  21 january  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Mark Meadows wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Washington Examiner

The White House has named eight Republican House members to aid in President Trump's defense in his Senate impeachment trial.

The White House released the names of the lawmakers on Monday night. They include Reps. Doug Collins of Georgia, Mike Johnson of Louisiana, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Debbie Lesko of Arizona, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, John Ratcliffe of Texas, Elise Stefanik of New York, and Lee Zeldin of New York.

"Throughout this process, these Members of Congress have provided guidance to the White House team, which was prohibited from participating in the proceedings concocted by Democrats in the House of Representatives," the White House said in a statement. "The President looks forward to their continued participation and is confident that the Members will help expeditiously end this brazen political vendetta on behalf of the American people."

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White House lawyers succeeded in keeping Trump from adding House Republican lawmakers to the defense team , but they also advised him against Giuliani, who many in the White House blame for leading Trump down the path to impeachment by fueling Ukraine conspiracies, had previously

White House lawyers succeeded in keeping Trump from adding House Republican lawmakers to the defense team , but they also advised him against Giuliani, who many in the White House blame for leading Trump down the path to impeachment by fueling Ukraine conspiracies, had previously

Representative Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, makes remarks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. December 12, 2019. Jonathan Newton/Pool via REUTERS© Reuters Representative Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, makes remarks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. December 12, 2019. Jonathan Newton/Pool via REUTERS

The lawmakers will likely not speak on the Senate floor during the trial, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposed the idea. Rather, each member will aid Trump's defense in other ways, which could include speaking to the media and advising the White House.

The rest of Trump's impeachment team, which was announced last week, will include two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, and constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz. The team will be led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone.

The Senate is expected to vote on the rules governing the trial on Tuesday.

Lindsey Graham calls for 'relevant' impeachment witnesses following Bolton book revelations .
Sen. Lindsey Graham is the latest Republican lawmaker who has signaled that he is open to allowing witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial of President Trump. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc."If there is a desire and decision by the Senate to call Democratic witnesses," Graham said. "Then at a minimum the Senate should allow President @realDonaldTrump to call all relevant witnesses he has requested." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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