Came in from shoveling the first wave of this tardy nor’easter to find another snow job lurking in my email — a press release from something called “The Office of Donald J. Trump.”
Any office the former president inhabits now is just that — any office. My office is the garage of my modest, mortgaged home. It would probably fit inside any garage at Mar-a-Lago, which is where I assume The Office of Donald J. Trump holds court.
The press release was an introduction to Trump’s legal team for his second impeachment. This is the second legal team, assembled to replace the first, which reportedly bailed after Trump insisted on making his Big Lie — that he won the election he clearly, decisively lost — the foundation of his defense.
The second team is headed by high-profile trial lawyers David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr. Both will argue that this second impeachment is unconstitutional because Trump is out of office. Scores of constitutional scholars disagree, but in Trump’s belly-button view, anything that doesn’t serve his immediate needs is unconstitutional.
The second Senate “trial” of the worst chief executive since Caligula is set to begin next Tuesday. According to the press release, Trump’s second team is ready for kickoff.
“It is an honor to represent the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, and the United States Constitution,” Schoen is quoted saying.
“I consider it a privilege to represent the 45th President,” Castor added. “The strength of our Constitution is about to be tested like never before in our history. It is strong and resilient. A document written for the ages, and it will triumph over partisanship yet again, and always.”
If Castor is right about the Constitution prevailing, Trump might want to dump these guys, too. He incited Cult 45 to violate the Constitution and attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government sworn to protect and defend it.
This crime was committed in broad daylight and documented in real-time by the treasonous rabble who stormed the Capitol. The next Office of Donald J. Trump should have bars and barbed wire on the windows.
A highly unlikely Senate conviction wouldn’t achieve that outcome, but this won’t be Trump’s last trial. No longer president, he is no longer shielded from the consequences of his career in crime, which began long before he defiled the White House.
I shoveled Trump’s snow job into the trash and laced up my boots for another round with winter. There’s a lot more storm to come