Former US President Donald Trump’s office announced Sunday evening that David Sean and Bruce L. Castor will lead the legal team to defend Trump.
On Saturday, CNN reported that 5 lawyers had withdrawn from the defense team of former US President Donald Trump in his February 8 impeachment before the Senate.
The channel quoted an informed source as saying that Deborah Barbier and Butch Bowers, who were considered key lawyers, “were no longer in the team,” in what was described as a “joint decision for them,” and Bowers was in charge of forming this team, according to “CNN”.
Reuters, citing a source, confirmed that Trump had suddenly “separated” from two lawyers from his legal team, Bowers and Barbier, in a move that confused the defense team.
According to “CNN”, Josh Howard, a North Carolina attorney who was recently attached to the team, also withdrew, in addition to attorneys Johnny Gasser and Greg Harris.
A well-informed source attributed the withdrawals to a fundamental disagreement that Trump wanted lawyers to argue that there was mass fraud in the elections and that the elections were stolen from him, instead of focusing on the illegality of trying a president after he left office.
“The legal team will be formed soon,” said former Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller, noting that “the efforts of the Democrats to remove a president who left office are unconstitutional and very bad for our country.”