'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits
Added 01-22-20 05:58:02pm EST - “The American public and U.S. Senate got its first real introduction on Tuesday to Pat Cipollone, the White House? counsel? who has been a key player on impeachment for President Trump.” - Thehill.com
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The American public and U.S. Senate got its first real introduction on Tuesday to Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel who has been a key player on impeachment for President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE.
The former corporate lawyer had not been a major public face for the president until Tuesday, when he offered a passionate defense of Trump that might have even surprised his boss with its made-for-a-television audience salvos.
“Pat Cipollone is a high-quality human being. I was very impressed with Pat. He had great emotion yesterday,” Trump told reporters at a news conference in Davos. “Pat is a brilliant guy but I’ve never seen that emotion and that’s real emotion.”
Cipollone’s performance was party of a fiery defense for Trump on the first real day of the impeachment trial that played on some of his own talking points and included fervent attacks on House Democrats. It was enough to capture Trump’s attention while he was more than 4,000 miles away in Davos, Switzerland.
Cipollone and Trump’s personal attorney Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowTrump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' Nadler, White House lawyers clash in late-night debate Senate blocks push to subpoena Bolton in impeachment trial MORE, who are leading the president’s impeachment team, set the stage for his opening arguments, which are expected to be delivered to the Senate beginning on Saturday.
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