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Trump names 2 lawyers to impeachment defense team

Donald Trump
Posted at 7:53 PM, Jan 31, 2021

Donald Trump announced Sunday two lawyers that will lead his impeachment defense team.

The two lawyers representing him will be an Alabama attorney, David Schoen, and a former prosecutor in Pennsylvania, Bruce Castor.

Several South Carolina lawyers who were set to represent Trump at the trial starting next week have left the team.

On Saturday, Trump parted form two of his lawyers, Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier. According to AP, they left the defense team in what one person described to AP as a “mutual decision” that reflected a difference of opinion on the direction of the case.

Trump administration officials say Schoen has already been working with the former president and other advisors to prepare for the upcoming trial, and both lawyers agree that this impeachment is unconstitutional.

“It is an honor to represent the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, and the United States Constitution,” said Schoen.

Castor added, “I consider it a privilege to represent the 45th President. The strength of our Constitution is about to be tested like never before in our history. It is strong and resilient. A document written for the ages, and it will triumph over partisanship yet again, and always.”

Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. He is set to stand trial in the Senate on a charge that he incited his supporters to storm Congress on Jan. 6