Breaking With G.O.P., Top Conservative Lawyer Says Trump Can Stand Trial

February 7, 2021 ☼ impeachmenttrump

Source: The New York Times

Link: Breaking With G.O.P., Top Conservative Lawyer Says Trump Can Stand Trial

In an opinion piece posted on The Wall Street Journal’s website, the lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, who is closely allied with top Republicans in Congress, dismissed as illogical the claim that it is unconstitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a former president. The piece came two days before the Senate was set to start the proceeding, in which Mr. Trump is charged with “incitement of insurrection” in connection with the deadly assault on the Capitol by his supporters on Jan. 6.

There is definitely a legal argument for this. It’s not clear it will convince those that are wishing this were all over.