Former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen says Trump team will be ‘very well prepared’ after criticism Iowa Republicans seek to cut funding for schools with 1619 Project in curriculum Capitol rioter seen smoking in Rotunda arrested MORE’s defense lawyer David Schoen Tuesday defended his team’s performance during the start of the Senate impeachment trial that was criticized by even some Republican senators.
Schoen, speaking with Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannitySchoen says Trump team will be ‘very well prepared’ after criticism House impeachment managers remain undecided on witnesses Chief Justice Roberts is paving the way for Trump to claim his trial is unconstitutional MORE, said that Bruce Castor, Trump’s other attorney, hadn’t planned to start his argument Tuesday and that he and his law firm “seem to be very capable people.”
“So, I’m sure they will be very well prepared in the future and do a great job in the case,” Schoen said.
The defense comes after Castor’s performance was widely panned after he went on a meandering argument that included the beginning of democracies, name-checking individual senators and only briefly mentioning the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, the center of the impeachment trial.
“Anyone who listened to President Trump’s legal team saw they were unfocused, they attempted to avoid the issue and they talked about everything but the issue at hand,” said Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidySchoen says Trump team will be ‘very well prepared’ after criticism GOP senators send clear signal: Trump’s getting acquitted Trump unhappy with his impeachment trial defense after day one: reports MORE (R-La.) after the start of the trial.
“I thought the president’s lawyer, the first lawyer, just rambled on and on and on and didn’t really address the constitutional argument,” added Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSchoen says Trump team will be ‘very well prepared’ after criticism GOP senators send clear signal: Trump’s getting acquitted GOP senators ‘perplexed’ by ‘unfocused’ and ‘weaker’ Trump legal defense MORE (R-Texas).
Hannity told Schoen that he’d gotten calls from conservatives during the proceedings telling him, “Whoa, we need someone harder hitting here.”
“There’s a lot to say, and I know they feel very strongly about fighting against what they are seeing,” Schoen responded.