Trump sad with legal professional’s opening assertion throughout impeachment trial

President Donald Trump speaks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: Reuters

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly unhappy with his defense attorney Bruce Castor’s opening argument in the Senate this afternoon, according to two people familiar with his reaction.

Trump was so unhappy that he almost screamed when Castor advanced his arguments, which struggled to pinpoint his defense team’s reasoning beyond the constitutionality of holding a trial for an incumbent president, CNN reported.

Given the legal team assembled a little over a week ago, things went as expected, one of the sources told CNN, adding that Trump’s allies were baffled when his lawyers switched seats at the last minute.

A majority of U.S. Senators said Tuesday the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump was constitutional, despite some Republicans calling for the trial to be dismissed. The vote was passed 56-44 in the House of Lords.

Six GOP senators voted with Democrats, finding that the impeachment process is constitutional.

As the first US president in history to be charged twice, Trump’s second trial will deliberate on his role in instigating the deadly mob attacks on the Capitol last month.

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