In the United States, those who followed the launch of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial last night were able to “have fun”. In the United States, some could not believe their ears.
On the evening of the first day of this trial, it was one of the lawyers for the 45th President of the United States, Bruce Castor, who was the center of attention. His performance was deemed “bad” and not up to par. The former prosecutor of Pennsylvania has, on this point, agreed the Democrats and Republicans, all disappointed with his plea.
“He was speaking to say nothing,” asserted Republican Senator John Cornyn. I heard a lot of lawyers plead and it was not one of the best ”. His colleague, Senator Lisa Murkowski, said “appalled”, “not seeing where he was going”.
Trump is enraged behind his TV
Bruce Castor, 59, joined in extremis the defense of the former president after the resignation of five lawyers. It was he who was in charge of speaking first for the defense. But he multiplied the digressions on the senators and the cryptic metaphors.
At the exit of the hemicycle, the Democrats, smiling, quipped. “I will reread the transcript to see if I can find a coherent passage,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal.
“The defense arguments were weak and convoluted, to say the least,” bid elected House of Representatives Adam Schiff. In addition to elected officials, Internet users also raged against the lawyer, one of them wondering if he had received his diploma “in a chewing gum dispenser”.
According to two sources close to the former president, quoted by CNN, Donald Trump himself was on the verge of screaming while listening to him. Some relatives have leaked that if he had still had his Twitter account, Trump would have been untenable.
His lawyer notably spoke of him as “former president” but also recognized Biden’s victory. What Trump never did. What make some Internet users believe that it was “a hidden camera”.
Not destabilized by these criticisms, Bruce Castor told the press that “the day had been good” and that he “would not change anything” during the next hearings.
The Senate judges Donald Trump for “inciting insurgency” in connection with the murderous assault on the Capitol on January 6. The trial seems decided in advance, a two-thirds majority, almost unattainable, being necessary for a verdict of guilty.
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