President Trump enters a perilous phase of the impeachment inquiry with very limited help from his personal lawyers, who remain largely on the sidelines and in the dark about evidence at the heart of the probe gathered by the White House, according to two people familiar with the situation.
As the House begins discussing specific articles of impeachment, the president is relying almost exclusively on White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and his in-house team of attorneys, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
In the face of allegations that Trump abused his office for political gain, the White House lawyers are not sharing with his personal attorneys some internal government records central to the inquiry about the pressure the administration put on Ukraine, citing the need to protect executive privilege.

Well, most of them were just TV lawyers anyway.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted he didn’t want to disrupt Britain’s upcoming elections.
So, instead, he disrupted everything else.
During his first few NATO meetings, Trump deepened a widening rift between him and the French president and defended NATO in perhaps his strongest terms as president before questioning the alliance’s collective defense pledge. He commented repeatedly and at length on the impeachment proceedings back home.
He proclaimed “confidence” in North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un but then called him “Rocket Man” again. He toyed with waiting until after the 2020 elections to strike a trade deal with China, rattling the markets.

What an embarrassment.