White House counsel Patrick Philbin, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, argued Monday at the Senate impeachment trial that Democrats have not granted the president due process during the impeachment proceedings.
He said the House process in December, which ultimately ended in the impeachment of the president, were not aimed at “finding the truth,” but rather “achieving a predetermined outcome on a timetable."
He added that the president was “locked out” of much of what he characterized as the “so-called investigation."
"It’s important to remember that due process is enshrined in the Bill of Rights for a reason," said Philbin. "It’s not that process is an end in itself. Instead, it’s a deep-seated belief in our legal tradition that fair process is essentially for accurate decision making."