Trump reveals two attorneys who will lead his impeachment defense: Trial lawyer who met with Jeffrey Epstein before his death and DA who ‘refused’ to prosecute Bill Cosby will head the president’s legal team
- The former president called Schoen and Castor ‘highly-respected trial lawyers’
- He said they agreed with him that his impeachment is ‘unconstitutional’
Donald Trump has announced attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor will head the legal team in his second impeachment trial.
The former president released a statement through his office calling the trial lawyers ‘highly-respected’.
He also said that both Schoen and Castor agree that the impeachment is ‘unconstitutional – a fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week’.
Trump’s announcement followed reports he parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers just over a week before the trial is set to begin, after the president insisted they argue that the election was stolen from him.
Donald Trump has announced attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor will head the legal team in his second impeachment trial
Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina lawyers who were expected to be among the lead attorneys for the case, are no longer with Trump’s defense team.
Josh Howard, a North Carolina attorney who was recently added to the team, as well as Greg Harris and Johnny Gasser, two former federal prosecutors from South Carolina, have also left, according to CNN.
The parting was reportedly a ‘mutual decision’ that reflected a difference of opinion on the direction of the case.
Trump had wanted the attorneys to argue there was mass election fraud, and fell out with the lawyers who wanted to focus on the legality of convicting a president after he’s left office, according to CNN sources.
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