Sean Hannity blasts Trump’s impeachment team, asks David Schoen if they ‘will be more prepared’ in coming days

The former president was not happy with his impeachment defense team, especially Bruce Castor, whose opening remarks invited much criticism


                            Sean Hannity blasts Trump’s impeachment team, asks David Schoen if they ‘will be more prepared’ in coming days
Sean Hannity, Donald Trump and David Schoen (Getty Images)

Fox News’ Sean Hannity questioned attorney David Schoen after Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team received a lot of criticism for its opening statements on day one of the trial in the Senate. Hannity asked Schoen while referring to Bruce Castor’s performance, “There's a lot of criticism of the opening, not your part in particular. But it seemed to be free associating, extemporaneous, somewhat meandering. Will the rest of this process … be more focused and will it be more prepared?” To which the lawyer replied, “Well, the fellow who you say did the opening today has his law firm there. They seem to be very capable people. I’m sure -- today, he hadn't planned on going. And so, I’m sure they will be very well-prepared in the future and do a great job in the case.”

Later, Laura Ingraham praised Hannity for confronting Schoen during ‘The Ingraham Angle’. She told Hannity, “It was terrible. You are way too charitable. If you hire that guy in the case that you are paying the bills on, it would’ve been like I’m sure you’re a nice person, but enough. How much time could you spend praising the Democrats?” Hannity confessed then that he was “nervous” in the early stages of Castor’s defense, recalling thinking, “Oh boy, oh boy.” Ingraham then responded, “The whole thing was like a walk down memory lane about how much he loves the Senate. This is like storytime at the trial. It was ridiculous. I’m pretty worked up about it, given what’s at stake for the Constitution and the country.”

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Reports have said that the former President was not happy with his impeachment defense team, especially Castor, who was not supposed to speak on the opening day of his trial on Tuesday, February 9. But he spoke after Democrats showed the 13-minute video detailing the January 6 attack at the Capitol building that claimed the lives of five people, including a police officer.

David Schoen, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, walks off the Senate floor during a break on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 9, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

People on Twitter have also reacted to the opening of the impeachment trial as well as Hannity and Ingraham’s disappointment in the attorneys. “Who the heck are they gonna get? It's not like good lawyers are lined up out the door for this sh*tty job,” one user tweeted. Another person commented, “Maybe get Qanon shaman rioter for lead defense?” The third user joked, “I think the Trump team is perfect as it is.” The fourth user wrote, “Because next to Kushner and Ivanka, fox news has the president's ear more than anyone else. Imagine Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper convincing president biden to fire lawyers and cabinet members they didn't like.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

The fifth user said, “Hannity and Ingraham out here shocked that these are the best lawyers money could buy to advance legal arguments to justify an attempted coup to the Rule of Law.” The sixth user stated, “They should just tag in Giuliani already. It's not like Republicans will be voting based on the defense providing a good argument. Fox wants ‘hard hitting’ sound bites.” The seventh added: “So they’re attacking Castor for not being ghoulish *enough*? Lol.”

In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, David Schoen, defense lawyer for former President Donald Trump speaks on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 9, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)


 

 



 

 



 

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