Trump attorney denies calling former president a ‘crook’ prior to impeachment trial

One lawyer currently assisting Donald Trump in opposing an ongoing impeachment trial is facing allegations that he has not always had kind words for the former president.

According to recent reports, attorney Michael van der Veen is denying claims that he once called Trump a “f*****g crook” in private.

“Came off as fairly anti-Trump”

Prior to his involvement in the second impeachment trial against Trump, van der Veen represented a client facing charges related to attempted electronic theft of the 45th president’s tax returns.

The defendant, Justin Hiemstra, subsequently told the Philadelphia Inquirer that his attorney once used the colorful phrase to describe Trump. He did acknowledge, however, that he was not sure if his counsel employed such rhetoric as a reflection of his true beliefs or simply to encourage him as they battled the criminal allegations.

“I’m not sure if [those comments] were made to make me feel more comfortable, or if they were his actual opinions,” Hiemstra said. “He definitely came off as fairly anti-Trump in the context that I knew him.”

Now, van der Veen is working for attorney Bruce Castor, a former Pennsylvania prosecutor who is leading the defense against Trump.

“The comments about President Donald J. Trump being attributed to me by a former client in your story yesterday are false,” van der Veen said in response to Hiemstra’s claim.

“Not one of the finest I’ve seen”

The attorney has previously sued Trump and the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of another client. In that case, he accused the then-president of attempting to throttle mail-in voting ballots prior to November’s presidential election.

Records indicate van der Veen has also donated to Democratic candidates including the campaign for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).

For what it’s worth, Trump’s attorneys received overwhelmingly poor reviews following their opening arguments on Tuesday. Many viewers were puzzled by a rambling oratory Castor delivered before the Senate that day.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was one of several prominent Republicans unimpressed with the performance, stating: “The president’s lawyer just rambled on and on. I’ve seen a lot of lawyers and a lot of arguments, and that was not one of the finest I’ve seen.”

In an interview on Tuesday, van der Veen declared that he would be “approaching this just like any other case,” insisting that he “has a client who is in need of and who deserves the best representation he can get, and that’s what we’re giving.”

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  1. There is no doubt that the Dems are liars, decievers and cheats. The elections are indeed proof of that. Biden should be impeached, along with Pelosia, Schiff and many more Dems.

    1. Stuff a sock in it. Its the Republicans that r lying just like their leader Trump, such a pompous,arrogant,twit.

      1. Stuff your sock where the sun don’t shine lady! The demo-rats stole that election with rigged voting machines, and dead voters. I’ve had it with both major parties. The demo-rats for being lying cheaters, and the republicrats for having no balls. I hope Trump starts his own party, I believe about 74 million legal voters would sign up in the first week!

        1. Papa Bear have faith , this sham is just all a waist , to think that we still have some people that are not awaken to the reality that Trump is still in charge and that Biden is a Fake like everything else that’s going on the House the Senate and the Presidency it’s all a fake !!!! POTUS for WE THE PEOPLE got this, like POTUS says our country will never be a communist country !!! God Bless America and God Bless Our President Donald J. Trump ” The Best is Yet to Come ” WWGOWGA

      2. eat shyte and bark at the moon lady , you little communists are low lifes , who only want free stuff lololol

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