HomeNews WireBREAKING: President Trump Stacked His Defense Team with These House Republicans at Last Minute Editor January 23, 2020 Prior to the first day of the impeachment trial of President Trump in the Senate, he made a move to add some powerhouse Republicans to his defense team. According to a news release from the White House, Republican Reps. Doug Collins (Ga.), Mike Johnson (La.), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Debbie Lesko (Ariz.), Mark Meadows (N.C.), John Ratcliffe (Texas), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) and Lee Zeldin (N.Y.) will "serve as part of his team working to combat this hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment." According to Breitbart, “Throughout this process, these Members of Congress have provided guidance to the White House team, which was prohibited from participating in the proceedings concocted by Democrats in the House of Representatives,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “The President looks forward to their continued participation and is confident that the Members will help expeditiously end this brazen political vendetta on behalf of the American people.” The announcement comes after President Trump’s legal team filed a brief Monday in which it explained that the articles of impeachment invalid and the upper chamber should swiftly acquit the president. “The Articles of Impeachment now before the Senate are an affront to the Constitution and to our democratic institutions. The Articles themselves—and the rigged process that brought them here—are a brazenly political act by House Democrats that must be rejected,” wrote White House counsel Pat Cipollone and the president’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow. “All of this is a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn.” These individuals have been very powerful supporters and defenders of President Trump during both the House Judiciary Committee hearing and the House Intelligence Committee hearing. I can guarantee that they're going to be very helpful in this trial having already gone through the hearings and being familiar with what has already been discussed.