JUST IN: The House says Trump's top impeachment lawyer, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, is a "material fact witness" and must disclose evidence before the start of the trial. pic.twitter.com/fRJOhweK9A
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) January 21, 2020
So then Schiff shouldn’t be an impeachment manager, right? Since he could and should be called as a fact witness.
The group of House impeachment managers who will be leading the Democratic charge against President Trump this week are making some new demands. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who will be the president’s lead counsel this week, they insist, is a “fact witness” and therefore must provide his “first-hand knowledge” about Trump’s phone call with Ukraine immediately. They inform Cipollone of these demands in a new letter on Tuesday, just hours before the trial is set to begin.