Oh wait. Jurors are impartial so them working on strategies with your defense lawyer would be a pretty glaring conflict of interest. Doesn’t stop the GOP though.
(CNN)A trio of Republican senators allied with former President Donald Trump met with his defense team Thursday evening, in the middle of an impeachment trial in which they will vote on whether to convict Trump and potentially bar him from holding public office again.
Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah were spotted going into a room in the US Capitol that Trump’s lawyers were using to prepare for their arguments.Trump lawyer David Schoen said that the senators were “very friendly guys” who just wanted to make sure they were “familiar with procedure” on the eve of their rebuttal to the House impeachment managers’ presentation.
I mean, why even meet? I’m fairly certain that Trump didn’t have to present any defense at all. His entire statement could have been “Oh yeah, I did it. So?” and there still wouldn’t be 17 GOP Senators to go on record with a vote to convict.