[size=30]Trump hires a "battalion" of lawyers to defend him before the Senate [/size]
US President Donald Trump is now working to assemble a battalion of 13 high-caliber lawyers, some of whom have served as a former attorney general, to defend him during the trial that begins next week.
And the US Senate, last Thursday evening, officially began the trial of Trump, on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Trump, seconds after Trump's Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the names of the seven-member trial team, wrote on Twitter: "Here we go again, another trick from Democrats who do nothing."
A day after this tweet, press news leaked that President Trump added 5 new lawyers to his defenders, bringing the total number to 13.
Newcomers include Robert Ray, Alan Deer Schweitz, Ken Starr, Jane Raskin and Pam Bondi.
It is worth noting that these attorneys are mostly high-caliber counselors and have teams of lawyers who work for them as assistants.
On December 18, the House of Representatives charged Trump with "abusing power" and "obstructing the work of Congress."
Last Thursday, 7 Democrats in the House of Representatives were appointed, who were appointed as plaintiffs, in front of the Senators, and Democrat in the House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, began, with the start of the session, reciting the indictment.
"Donald John Trump, President of the United States, has been accused of serious crimes and misdemeanors," said Schiff, who appointed the chief prosecutor at this trial, noting the two accusations leveled by the House of Representatives.
On July 25, the US President held a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, focusing on ways to boost bilateral relations, according to official data from both sides.
The controversial call came a few days after the United States suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine.
On August 12, a member of the CIA sent a Ukrainian-centered communication and a phone call, saying he was calling for an "emergency problem". According to what was reported by the "Washington Post".
Also, on September 24, the issue took on another dimension, as House of Representatives Democrat Nancy Pelosi announced an investigation into the case, seeking to isolate the president.
She added that the Democrats-controlled council will consider whether Trump sought Ukraine's help to discredit Joe Biden, the former vice president and favorite to win the Democrats' nomination in the 2020 presidential election.
Pelosi demanded that there be a statement about recording the call between the US President and his Ukrainian counterpart, accusing Trump of seriously violating the constitution.
The House of Representatives also sent a number of summonses to Trump's men, including his foreign minister, to testify.
From October 31, when investigations were formally launched, led by Adam Schiff, head of the House Intelligence Committee, the investigation, which Trump described as a "hoax," concluded that charges of abusing power and obstructing Congress work.
After months of tension and attraction between the House and the White House, and in particular on December 18, the Speaker of the House of Representatives opened discussions on the two charges that Trump faces as part of his accountability.
And she accused President of Congress Trump of violating the constitution, saying: "President Trump used his authority to obtain personal political benefit at the expense of American national security, and he launched an unprecedented campaign of defiance and obstruction of the work of Congress after discovering his violations."
On January 15, the US House of Representatives agreed to refer the indictment of Trump to the Senate in preparation for the start of his impeachment trial. The decision was endorsed by 228 lawmakers and opposed by 193 members of the House.
The House Speaker also announced that Rep. Adam Schiff was tasked with overseeing the plaintiffs' team in the trial aimed at removing Trump.
Other plaintiffs in charge of this case included Speaker of the Judicial Committee in the House of Representatives Ralph Nadber, who wrote the accusations against Trump, and five lawmakers, including Zoe Lovgren, who had previously participated in the sackings of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
"What is important is that we present a robust file to the maximum extent to protect and defend our constitution and bring out the truth to the American people," Pelosi said when announcing the names of the seven prosecutors.
A senior administration official ruled out the trial lasting more than two weeks, and Republicans hold a majority in the Senate with 53 seats out of 100 and Trump is likely to be acquitted.
The 100 senators will be jointly sworn in before the President of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts, who will preside over the trial as required by the constitution.
Then, in groups of four, they sign a "section book", before discussions are postponed until the trial actually begins.