Trump Attorney Speaks Out Following Senate Acquittal

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Although the Senate impeachment trial reached an end yesterday, the nation is still very much discussing it. News of the highly-expected acquittal arrived on Saturday afternoon with only 57 senators voting for Trump to be convicted. Since this falls short of the necessary two-thirds vote to convict, the 45th president became the first in history to be twice acquitted.

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Following the news of acquittal, Trump released a statement; in this statement, he thanked his attorneys along with the 43 Republicans in the Senate who ultimately voted to acquit him. The former president then professed that his movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun.

After the acquittal, Michael van der Veen, Trump’s defense attorney, spoke with Fox News about his involvement in the trial, Breitbart News confirms.

The Interview After Acquittal

During a conversation with Fox News, van der Veen explained that he personally has taken some hits for agreeing to defend Trump in the aforementioned impeachment trial. The Trump lawyer explained that while he didn’t wish to go into too many details, his home, family, law firm, and business came “under siege” since he began defending the former president.

Van der Veen also discussed the defense’s work against House impeachment managers. According to Trump’s attorney, impeachment managers’ “political witch hunt” failed. Van der Veen then made sure to note that he and other Trump defense lawyers “demolished [House impeachment managers’] case” and essentially trapped them into a corner.

Ultimately, van der Veen informed Fox News that the verdict for Trump is not guilty; the lawyer also confirmed that the Senate’s vote to acquit the former president is a clear form of vindication.

Split Reactions to the Acquittal

The reactions to Trump’s Senate acquittal are largely split in adherence to partisanship. As of this morning, “#Trump2024” and “#LeaveTheGOP” are trending on Twitter. Most members of the Republican Party are celebrating; meanwhile, most Democrats aren’t happy at all and they’re slamming the GOP.

Since the acquittal, van der Veen has called to cool down the heated temperatures of political division in America. While speaking to the press, the Trump attorney explained that moving ahead in unity is critical for the country at this point.

What do you think about the interview from former President Trump’s attorney? Are you glad that the Senate voted to acquit the 45th president? Let us know down below in the comments section.