It defies logic to suggest that the Senate is prohibited from trying and convicting former officeholders. — Charles J. Cooper, a leading conservative lawyer in Washington
It defies logic to suggest that the Senate is prohibited from trying and convicting former officeholders. — Charles J. Cooper, a leading conservative lawyer in Washington
A top conservative lawyer has dismissed Republican claims that Trump can't be impeached
  • Top conservative lawyer Charles Cooper has dismissed Republican arguments against Trump's impeachment.
  • Many Republican senators argued Trump's upcoming impeachment trial was unconstitutional because he is no longer president.
  • "It defies logic to suggest that the Senate is prohibited from trying and convicting former officeholders," Cooper wrote.
Charles J. Cooper, a leading conservative lawyer in Washington, broke ranks with Republicans on Sunday to argue that former President Donald Trump can be impeached.

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Cooper — who has reportedly advised multiple Republicans including Ted Cruz — said that the Constitution allows the Senate to try a former federal official, in a significant blow to the argument favoured by many Republican senators against Trump's impeachment.
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