Reps. Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe and Mike Johnson, all of whom are Republicans, met yesterday with White House counsel Pat Cipollone, a person familiar with the meeting said.
The White House is weighing whether to include the three allies of President Trump on the defense team during the Senate trial.
No decisions have been made and things are fluid, but the move would give a platform to a trio of conservatives who have fiercely defended Trump throughout the House proceedings, the person said.
Republican Rep. Mark Meadows is also being considered to join the team but was not present at the White House meeting. The President speaks to these lawmakers frequently, the person added.
One option under consideration is having the conservative members present a minority response to the House managers’ report – meaning their role in defending Trump would be separate from the legal team, according to a source familiar with the discussions.