The President’s defense team addressed the US Senate during day one of the impeachment trial Tuesday; with Jay Sekulow saying the House’s inquiry “violated the US Constitution” in three distinct ways.
“Mr. Schiff also talked about a trifecta… I’ll give you a trifecta. During the proceedings that took place before the Judiciary Committee, the President was denied the right to cross-examine witnesses. The President was denied the right to access evidence. The President was denied the right to have counsel present,” said Sekulow.
“That’s a trifecta. A trifecta that violates the Constitution of the United States,” he added.
Jay Sekulow: "Mr. Schiff also talked about a trifecta. I'll give you a trifecta…" pic.twitter.com/QoWyDsD4zx
— The Hill (@thehill) January 21, 2020
Watch Sekulow’s comments above.
SEKULOW ON HANNITY: Democrat Impeachment Push Nothing More than ‘Political Theater’
Presidential attorney Jay Sekulow stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on the Democrats recent impeachment frenzy; saying their new effort to remove President Trump from office is simply “political theater.”
“Let’s see what we have. We have a conversation between the President of the United States and another world leader. In that there’s no quid pro quo. There’s nothing of value. So what do we have? We have political theater,” said Sekulow.
“There’s been no referral to the floor of the House of Representatives that would result in an increase in the impeachment frenzy. The fact of the matter is this is political theater. Look at the transcript. You have a conversation between two Presidents,” he added.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke with reporters at the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday; saying he had a “great phone call” with President Trump and “there was no pressure.”
“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during a meeting in New York with President Trump, told reporters Wednesday that he was not pressured to investigate the Biden family during their now-controversial phone call over the summer,” reports Fox News.
“Nobody pushed me,” Zelensky said.
“We had a great phone call,” Zelensky added. “It was normal.”
“In other words, there was no pressure and you know there was no pressure,” added President Trump.
Reporter: “Have you felt any pressure from President Trump to investigate Joe Biden and Hunter Biden?”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: “I think, and you read it, that nobody pushed me” pic.twitter.com/JP1GNT408y
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 25, 2019
The White House released the entire transcript of the President’s private phone conversation with the leader of Ukraine Wednesday; ending days of speculation as more Democrats call for his impeachment.
“Congratulations on a great victory. We all watched from the United States and you did a terrific job. The way you came from behind, -somebody who wasn’t given much of a chance, and you ended up winning easily. It’s a fantastic achievement. Congratulations,” Trump said at the beginning of the conversation.
“You are absolutely right Mr. President. We did win big and we worked hard for _his. We worked a lot but I would like to confess to you that I had an opportunity to learn from you. We used quite a few of your skills· and knowledge and were able to use it as an example for our elections, it is true that these were unique elections,” said Ukrainian President Zelensky.
“The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son,. that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me,” Trump added.
Read the full transcript here.
SEKULOW ON HANNITY: McCabe Probe ‘Just the Beginning of the Problem’ for Former DOJ Officials
Chief counsel at the American Center for Law & Justice Jay Sekulow stopped by ‘Hannity’ Thursday to discuss Andrew McCabe’s potential legal troubles; saying his perjury probe is “just the beginning” for former DOJ officials.
“I think his lawyers made an attempt to get the case killed, obviously the US attorney thought there was a case that should be brought… The US attorney can now proceed with bringing a case, it will go to the grand jury,” said Sekulow.
“It’s not just one count with McCabe, it’s at least three according to the report. It’s perjury, that’s what this allegation is. I want to be clear, I think this is just the beginning of the problem for the individuals that were running the Department of Justice,” he added.
US Attorney Jessie Liu officially recommended proceeding with charges against former FBI official Andrew McCabe Thursday afternoon over his handling of sensitive material during Hillary’s email investigation.
“U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official,” reports Fox News. “McCabe — the former deputy and acting director of the FBI — appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but the department rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.”
“The potential charges relate to DOJ inspector general findings against him regarding misleading statements concerning a Hillary Clinton-related investigation,” adds Fox. “A source close to McCabe’s legal team said they received an email from the Department of Justice which said, ‘The Department rejected your appeal of the United States Attorney’s Office’s decision in this matter. Any further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office.’”
McCabe was recently hired as a commentator for CNN.