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Sekulow Explains Why He Won't Call For a Motion to Dismiss Impeachment Articles

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Jay Sekulow, President Trump’s personal attorney, explained Wednesday why he’s not interested in calling for a motion to dismiss the impeachment case against his client.


"I want to let them try their case, and we want to try our case because we believe without a question the president will be acquitted," Sekulow told reporters. "There is not a doubt."

Another reporter then asked if that meant he is ruling out motion to dismiss at any point in the trial.

"Those of you who know me know I don't rule out anything,” he replied.

The lawyer dismissed questions asking about conversations he's had with the president or what Trump's mood has been like, instead blasting the entire trial as being "ridiculous."

“I think this whole fact that we’re here is ridiculous," he said. "I mean, think about why we’re here. I said at the beginning when we spoke yesterday, which seems like about two weeks ago. But the truth of the matter is why are we here? Are we having an impeachment over a phone call? Or has this been a three-year attempt to take down a president that was duly elected by the American people? Pretty dangerous for the republic in my view.”


Sekulow then presented reporters with his expectations for how the next few days will pan out.  

“The way the procedures are set up, at this point, here's what I believe is going to happen: It looks like they're going to spend tomorrow and Friday” on Democrats’ opening statements. “And then I suspect that we'll start on Saturday, and then we'll go probably another day or two. But who knows? I mean, we got to make that determination with our team.”

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