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Trump's new lawyer's history suggests voter fraud claims will be the center of his impeachment defense: report
Former President Donald Trump has hired Butch Bowers, a longtime Republican attorney with experience in election law, to represent him in the Senate's upcoming impeachment trial, which could begin in a number of days or weeks, POLITICO reports.
The hiring comes after Trump struggled to find a defense team since lawyers that defended him in his previous impeachment trial said the case against him is much stronger this time.
A North Carolina state legislator vowed he'll never accept President Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 election after insisting he's not crazy to believe the vote was stolen.
State Sen. Bob Steinburg again insisted on Facebook that he believes former president Donald Trump's unfounded conspiracy theories about the election -- whether they involve China, the CIA, the FBI or an alleged blackmail campaign against Chief Justice John Roberts -- rather than accept the assurance of numerous officials and courts that the vote was conducted lawfully, reported WRAL-TV.
According to a report from NBC News, a 32-year-old "dating and relationship strategist" from New Jersey has been charged with taking part in the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol after boasting about it -- and posting videos -- on his social media accounts.
Patrick Stedman has been changed with one of unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds in a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
Stedman's downfall came about after comments he made online led friends from high school and college to report him to the FBI.
According to the report, "Classmates are 'one hundred percent' certain that the tweets from @Pat_Stedman were from Stedman, with one tipster telling the FBI they believed Stedman still lived with his parents. The tips said Stedman posted a video of him 'storming the Capital, then bragging about if after.'"
On one tweet he wrote, "I touched no one and destroyed zero property. Cops let us go through - thousands of us. Ever heard of citizen journalism?"
"Another tweet from Jan. 9 stated that those outside of the group of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building would have to 'kill us all,'" the report states before quoting Stedman writing, "Do your worst. We are armed and ready. Every one us you drop will convert another 5 to the cause. This is a revolution. Better give up now. We outnumber you and will outlast you."
As of Wednesday this week he was still claiming he did nothing wrong, saying in a podcast, "Which is why I'm not going to apologize for anything I've done over the last 10 months. Why would I apologize for it?"
According to the criminal complaint, the FBI was able to narrow down their search for Stedman by matching images with his driver's license photo to "with videos where Stedman introduced himself by name and discussed the details of being inside the Capitol, including sitting in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi."
As for his "dating and relationship business" and the emails he sends to his subscribers, on Wednesday Stedman tweeted, "Never felt so disconnected from the commentary. I know energy and something big doesn't pattern. Would feel bad if it did. Regardless will be taking this opportunity to unplug for a few days and focus on writing, lifting, and meditation. Sending 1 email a day. Keep the faith."
You can see that tweet below:
Never felt so disconnected from the commentary. I know energy and something big doesn't pattern. Would feel bad if… https://t.co/o7TUsDicT9— Pat Stedman (@Pat Stedman)1611196549.0