Trump attorney Michael Van Der Deen exploded on the floor of the Senate at the fifth day of the impeachment trial after “innuendo” about a reported phone call between Donald Trump and Kevin McCarthy on the day of the capitol riot.
The Trump attorney lashed out at the allegations. Watch:
“First of all, it is my understanding, it has been ‘reported,’ that Mr. McCarthy disclaims the rumors,” Van Der Deen opened. “That have been the basis of this morning’s antics, but really the rumors that have been the basis of this entire proceeding.”
“This entire proceeding is based on rumor,” he continued. “Report. Innuendo. There’s nothing to it and they didn’t do their work.”
“Just like Mr. Lee, two or three nights ago,” the attorney went on, “Some supposed conversation that happened and they had to withdraw that, they had to back off of that, because it was false. It was a false narrative.”
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Michael Van Der Deen is referring to Senator Mike Lee forcing House impeachment managers to withdraw testimony attributed to him. The Daily Mail reported:
‘Statements were attributed to me moments ago by the House impeachment managers, statements related to the content of conversations between – a phone call involving President Trump and Senator Tuberville, were not made by me, they’re not accurate and they’re contrary to fact,’ Lee said on the heels of primary impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin, saying they were done for the day.
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