Trump Blasts AOC, Schiff, Pelosi, and Schumer in a Scathing Senate Trial Tweet

President Trump began his Saturday morning by telling Americans to watch the impeachment trial while targeting Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). View the tweet below: 

The White House Counsel began detailing their defense of President Trump at the Senate trial today. The Associated Press published an excellent story explaining what President Trump’s lawyers’ strategy is. “They plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.”

“The Trump legal team’s arguments in the rare Saturday session were aimed at rebutting allegations that the president abused his power when he asked Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress as it tried to investigate. The lawyers are mounting a wide-ranging, aggressive defense asserting an expansive view of presidential powers and portraying Trump as besieged by political opponents determined to ensure he won’t be reelected this November.” 

Florida Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) appeared on Fox News and summarized the day by saying, “I think Adam Schiff got knee-capped. I think the White House Counsel showed that there was no due process in the House … I think I understand why Nancy Pelosi held onto these articles for 33 days. It was to help Joe Biden. All of this is to keep Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren off the campaign trail and help Joe Biden.” View his complete statement below: 

House Impeachment Manager Schiff did not agree with the President’s lawyers’ case and tweeted, “They don’t contest the facts of Trump’s scheme. They’re trying to deflect, distract from, and distort the truth. And they are continuing to cover it up by blocking documents and witnesses.” 

The RealClearPolitics average of polls which asked people if they support or oppose Trump’s impeachment and removal has those who do not support it at 48.3% and support at 47.2%. That is the highest level of those saying no since they began keeping track in October. View the trend here.