A LAWYER defending Donald Trump in his impeachment trial has said the Capitol Hill riot had “nothing to do” with the President.
Donald Scheon – one of two lawyers who will represent Trump – also condemned the upcoming impeachment saying “it’s tearing apart” and already divided America.
Schoen, who advised Jeffrey Epstein in his final days, is heading the Trump legal team along with Bruce L Castor, Jr, who tried to sue a Bill Cosby accuser.
They will be up against nine Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives when the trial takes place.
Trump has been accused of inciting MANA fans to storm the Capitol to prevent lawmakers confirming Joe Biden as President-elect after addressing a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington D.C.
But speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News, Schoen insisted the President has nothing to answer for.
“He condemned violence at all times. Read the words of his speech. It calls for peacefulness.
“This has nothing to do with President Trump and the country doesn't need to just watch videos of riots and unrest. We need to heal now. We need to move forward.”
Schoen slammed the impeachment as “the most ill-advised legislative action that I've seen in my lifetime”.
“It is tearing the country apart at a time when we don't need anything like that,” he said.
An impeachment brief filed by the nine Democrats, says Trump bears "unmistakable" blame for actions that directly threatened the underpinnings of American democracy
It links Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election to the January 6 protest, which claimed the lives of four protesters and a police officer.
According to the document, the President "aimed a loaded cannon" of MAGA supporters at the Capitol.
It argues that he must be found guilty when his impeachment trial opens before the Senate next week on a charge of inciting the siege.
The nine, known as House impeachment managers, also rejected Republican claims that it would be unconstitutional to put Trump on trial in the Senate since he is a private citizen after leaving office.
“The only honorable path at that point was for President Trump to accept the results and concede his electoral defeat,” they say.
"Instead, he summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them into a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue,” they wrote.
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