According to ABC on the 17th, Rudy Giuliani, the private lawyer of US President Trump, told the media that he would not attend as a member of Trump’s defense team in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.
“Because I also spoke at the rally before the congressional riots on the 6th,” Giuliani told ABC on the evening of the 17th.
“I am a witness, so I cannot appear in the court or the Senate chamber.”
According to previous reports, on January 6th local time, Trump’s personal lawyer Giuliani appeared at the “Save America” rally in Washington without wearing a mask, after recovering from the novel coronavirus.
According to the report, many Trump supporters gathered at the rally. Less than an hour later, Trump delivered a speech at the rally, “We will never give in”.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on the draft impeachment of Trump on the 13th local time.
The House of Representatives finally voted to pass the impeachment of President Trump by 232:197 votes. So far, Trump has become the first president in American history to be impeached twice during his term of office.
Next, the Senate will hear the impeachment case. If two-thirds of the senators support the impeachment clause, the president will be convicted and stepped down.