The Big Lie arose again in the 4th day of the Impeachment Trial.
Senator Bernie Sanders asked Trump Defense Lawyer Michael van der Veen the following:
“The House prosecutors have stated over and over again that President Trump was perpetrating a big lie when he repeatedly claimed that the election was stolen from him and that he actually won the election by a landslide. Are the prosecutors right when they claim that Trump was telling a big lie? Or in your judgment, did Trump actually win the election?”
Van der Veen’s tortured response can be seen below:
Van der Veen insists that his response on whether the Big Lie is true or false is irrelevent; so he refuses to respond . But of course, the essential argument in the case is whether The Big Lie did motivate the mob to the point of insurrection. So as a defense attorney it is relevant if have you have also embraced the Big Lie- tainting the Defenses competence to argue the case.
A telling question by Bernie Sanders.