A Trump legal campaign team says it is ready to move beyond its bitter battle with the former president over whether he should be held criminally liable for the 1994 bombing of a federal building.
“We are not the ones who are running out of time.
The time to get to work is now,” said the Trump legal response team in a statement to reporters on Wednesday.
It said the team is preparing to respond to the House of Representatives’ impeachment motion next week and the Senate’s trial.
In a separate statement, Trump’s lawyers, including Marc Kasowitz, who represents the president, said it is time for the Trump campaign to “come to terms with the fact that he has been charged, and will be charged, with a crime.”
Trump has repeatedly said that he didn’t do it, and has repeatedly sought to distance himself from the case.
“The entire investigation is totally false,” Kasowitz said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday.
Trump, who is in his second term, has faced widespread criticism for his handling of the investigation.
His attorneys have said that Trump had nothing to do with the bombing, and that the bombing was the result of a botched federal sting operation led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
They have also accused the Justice Department of obstructing their investigation and attempting to cover up the bombing.
The FBI’s inquiry has been the subject of multiple congressional investigations.
Trump has denied any involvement in the bombing and called the investigation a “hoax” designed to discredit him and his campaign.
The investigation is ongoing and Kasowitz has said he has no evidence that Trump was involved in the plot.
In May, the House and Senate both approved resolutions calling for the impeachment of the president.
“In light of this, the President is hereby suspended from office, and the Vice President is duly sworn in,” the House resolution said.
“Impeachment would bring to justice a criminal act by the President against the President and the President’s family and associates.”
The Senate resolution, which has yet to be signed by the president’s fellow senators, said that the Trump administration is now “the subject of a criminal investigation and is in contempt of Congress and the American people.”