WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former US President Donald Trump abruptly parted with two lawyers on Saturday working on his defense for his Senate impeachment trial from a situation described as a mutual decision Familiarity was a source.
Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbieri, two South Korean lawyers, are not in Trump’s team. The source called the move a “mutual decision”.
This leaves Trump’s defense team in turmoil as he prepares for a trial beginning on February 8. Trump, along with his supporters, was accused of abetting the US Capitol on January 6 to consider an article of impeachment by the House of Representatives accusing Trump.
Trump’s advisor Jason Miller said, “Attempts to remove a president who has already stepped down are completely unconstitutional and so bad for our country.”
“In fact, 45 senators have already voted that it is unconstitutional. We’ve done a lot of work, but haven’t made a final decision on our legal team, which will be done shortly,” Miller said.
Thirty-five Senate Republicans backed a failed attempt last Tuesday to halt Trump’s impeachment trial in a show of party unity, with some cited as a clear indication that he was not convicted of inciting rebellion in the Capitol Will go.
(Reporting by Steve Holland, editing by Grant McCool)
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