Sen. Mike Lee advising President Trump on impeachment

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Sen. Mike Lee is playing a key role in advising President Trump and his legal team on how to prepare for the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate.

Politico reports Lee started strategizing with the White House shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on how to navigate the situation.

The Utah Republican is working with the White House to track the wide-ranging viewpoints within the Republican Senate majority, including his Utah colleague and impeachment wild card Mitt Romney. That relationship could prove critical when the Senate considers difficult votes on witnesses or other motions, and ultimately on the president’s acquittal or conviction.


And though Lee is staying away from the cable news food fights that some of his colleagues are fixtures on, he’s not exactly urging a dulcet tone from Trump.


“He has every reason to be confident about this, every reason to be unapologetic and defiantly confident about his case. Because he has a really good case,” Lee said in an interview as the Senate left for the winter holidays late last week. “I have suggested all along: If [House Democrats] are going to do this, steer right into the wind.”

Lee was reportedly a key voice in convincing the White House and Senate Republicans to hold a trial to exonerate the president instead of simply dismissing the charges against President Trump.

Lee was recently named the co-chairman of President Trump’s re-election effort in Utah.