Schoen says Trump team will be 'very well prepared' after criticism

Schoen says Trump team will be 'very well prepared' after criticism
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Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE’s defense lawyer David Schoen Tuesday defended his team’s performance during the start of the Senate impeachment trial that was criticized by even some Republican senators.

Schoen, speaking with Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBoehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Boehner finally calls it as he sees it Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn' MORE, said that Bruce Castor, Trump’s other attorney, hadn’t planned to start his argument Tuesday and that he and his law firm “seem to be very capable people.”

“So, I’m sure they will be very well-prepared in the future and do a great job in the case,” Schoen said.


The defense comes after Castor’s performance was widely panned after he went on a meandering argument that included the beginning of democracies, name-checking individual senators and only briefly mentioning the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, the center of the impeachment trial. 

“Anyone who listened to President Trump’s legal team saw they were unfocused, they attempted to avoid the issue and they talked about everything but the issue at hand,” said Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidyCalls grow for national paid family leave amid pandemic Senators urge Energy chief to prioritize cybersecurity amid growing threats Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general MORE (R-La.) after the start of the trial. 

“I thought the president's lawyer, the first lawyer, just rambled on and on and on and didn't really address the constitutional argument,” added Sen. John CornynJohn CornynOn The Money: Biden seeks GOP support for infrastructure plan | Democrats debate tax hikes on wealthy | Biden, Congress target semiconductor shortage Hillicon Valley: Biden nominates former NSA deputy director to serve as cyber czar | Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after all | Biden pressed on semiconductor production amid shortage Lawmakers, industry call on Biden to fund semiconductor production amid shortage MORE (R-Texas). 

Hannity told Schoen that he’d gotten calls from conservatives during the proceedings telling him, “Whoa, we need someone harder-hitting here.” 

“There’s a lot to say, and I know they feel very strongly about fighting against what they are seeing,” Schoen responded.