U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has changed his mind to defend his client’s interests in the impeachment case.
The lawyer attributed his decision to the fact that he gave a speech at a rally of Trump supporters on January 6, after which the riots began. “I am in witness status and therefore cannot participate in a trial or a Senate hearing,” he explained.
The day before, Giuliani said he was part of the head of state’s defense team in the impeachment case. Giuliani noted that Trump is accused of inciting violence every time he talks about election fraud, but that’s a lie. The lawyer believes that if they can prove voter fraud, Democrats will lose a key argument. He also conceded that the politician will testify during the proceedings.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on January 14 to impeach incumbent President Donald Trump over the recent unrest in Washington. The debate lasted more than seven hours. There were 232 lawmakers in favor of impeaching Trump for sedition and 197 against.
On November 7, Democratic U.S. candidate Joe Biden won 290 of the necessary 270 electoral votes. Having secured his victory, Biden declared himself the president-elect of the United States. In his turn, Trump said that the election is not officially over, and the results will be appealed in court.