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These People Will Defend President Trump in Impeachment Trial

Jan. 18, 2020, 3:11 AM

The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is set to begin in earnest on Tuesday and the president has selected these nine people to defend him.

The attorneys will argue Trump’s case that he should be acquitted of the House’s charges that he abused his power and obstructed the congressional investigation into the Ukraine scandal. The group is comprised of White House lawyers, one of the president’s personal attorneys and others in private practice, including some who have spoken out publicly against Trump’s impeachment.

The defense:

Pat Cipollone, White House counsel

Pat Cipollone
Photographer: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Cipollone, the top White House lawyer since...

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