An impeachment attorney for former President Donald Trump blasted video evidence presented by Democrats Tuesday, which he claimed was probably made by a large movie company to dupe the American public.
“It’s very easy to stand up and show spliced and manufactured films,” David Schoen told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday night.
Schoen was referring to a lengthy video montage shown by lead House manager Jamie Raskin on the first day of Senate arguments in Trump’s second impeachment trial.
The 14-minute production mashed together clips from Trump’s speech and footage of his supporters, as well as images of the deadly riot.
“Literally, the Democrats, the House managers, probably hired a large movie company and a large law firm to put together this thing,” Schoen told Hannity.
Trump’s Jan. 6 speech is at the center of the Democrats’ impeachment case, as they will assert it fired up his supporters to march on the Capitol in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Schoen said the video was meant to deceive the American people by making it appear as if the two events occurred simultaneously.
“Why do we want to trick the American people? And listen, they have great entertainment value. People are glued to a movie that’s made professionally like that,” he said.
Without naming him, Hannity also questioned Schoen on the “extemporaneous” and “somewhat meandering” opening remarks from fellow Trump lawyer Bruce Castor, noting his remarks have faced heavy criticism from Democrats and conservatives alike.
Schoen defended Castor and said he was not planning to present today.
“I’m sure that they will be very well prepared in the future and do a great job in the case,” Schoen said of Castor and his law firm.