Dems Tell Trump Lawyer He's A Material Witness, Demand Disclosure
House impeachment managers are demanding that President Trump's lead attorney in his impeachment trial, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, disclose all his firsthand information in the president's alleged abuses.
Otherwise, they write in a letter to Cipollone Tuesday, neither Chief Justice John Roberts nor the senators sitting in judgement will be able to evaluate whether the the counsel has conflicts of interests in protecting his own role in the carrying out Trump's alleged scheme to shakedown Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“In preparation for the trial of Donald J. Trump before the Senate, we write to notify you that evidence received by the House of Representatives during its impeachment inquiry indicates that you are a material witness to the charges in both Articles of Impeachment for which President Trump now faces trial," they wrote.
“You must disclose all facts and information as to which you have firsthand knowledge that will be at issue in connection with evidence you present or arguments you make in your role as the President’s legal advocate so that the Senate and Chief Justice can be apprised of any potential ethical issues, conflicts, or biases.”
The full letter is here.
There was no immediate response from the White House.