Former President Donald Trump’s five impeachment defense advocates have left a little more than a week before his trial begins. According to people familiar with the case, it is amidst a discrepancy over his legal approach.
It was a theatrical development in the second impeachment trial for Trump. He has wriggled to find lawyers ready to take his case. Now, the legal briefs are due next week. The prosecution is due to begin only a few days later. Trump is snugging to his election fraud charade and suddenly finds himself without legal representation.
The two lead attorneys predicted to be Deborah Barbier and Butch Bowers are no more on the team. A familiar source told it was a joint decision for both to leave the legal team. As the lead attorney, Bowers gathered the group.
Bowers is a dignified lawyer from Columbia, South Carolina. He once worked in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush.
Which attorney left?
A freshly added North Carolina attorney, Josh Howard, to the team, has also left. Johnny Gasser and Greg Harris, from South Carolina, are no longer involved with the case, either as told by the source acquainted with changes.
No other attorneys have publicized they are working on Trump’s impeachment defence.
A familiar person with the departures told that Trump wanted the attorneys to argue there was a mass election scam. He added that the election was stolen from him rather than focus on the legality of convicting a president after he’s left office. However, Trump was not interested in the discussions about how they should proceed in that regard.
The legal advisors were not given any advance money, and they never signed a letter of intent.
The Democrats’ efforts to accuse a president who has already left office are unconstitutional and unsuitable for our country. Also, 45 Senators have already voted that it is unlawful. Much work has been done but has not made a final decision on our legal team, which will be made shortly,” Jason Miller former Trump campaign adviser stated.