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Trump parts ways with impeachment lawyers

  • Published at 08:54 am January 31st, 2021
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File photo: US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the US-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas on January 12, 2021 Reuters

Forty-five Senate Republicans backed a failed effort last Tuesday to halt Trump’s impeachment trial

Former US President Donald Trump abruptly parted ways on Saturday with two lawyers who had been working on his defense for his Senate impeachment trial in what a source familiar with the situation described as a mutual decision.

Butch Bowers and Deborah Barberi, two South Carolina lawyers, are no longer on Trump’s team, the source said. The source described the move as a “mutual decision.”


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It leaves Trump’s defense team in turmoil as he prepares for a trial starting on February 8 to consider an article of impeachment passed by the House of Representatives charging Trump with inciting the January 6 storming of the US Capitol by his followers.

“The Democrats’ efforts to impeach a president who has already left office is totally unconstitutional and so bad for our country,” said Trump adviser Jason Miller.

“In fact, 45 senators have already voted that it is unconstitutional. We have done much work, but have not made a final decision on our legal team, which will be made shortly,” Miller said.

Forty-five Senate Republicans backed a failed effort last Tuesday to halt Trump’s impeachment trial, in a show of party unity that some cited as a clear sign he will not be convicted of inciting insurrection at the Capitol.

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