Trump names 2 lawyers to impeachment defense team

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Daily US Times: Former President Donald Trump announced two impeachment lawyers for his legal defense team on Sunday, one day after it was revealed that he had parted ways with an earlier set of lawyers with just over a week to go before his Senate trial.

The two lawyers representing Donald Trump will be defense lawyer Bruce Castor, a former district attorney in Pennsylvania who has faced criticism for his decision to not charge actor Bill Cosby in a sex crimes case and David Schoen, a frequent television legal commentator.

Both of them issued statements through Trump’sTrump’s office saying that they were honored to take the job.

Castor said: “”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.””

The announcement made on Sunday was intended to promote a sense of stability surrounding the former president’spresident’s defense team as his impeachment trial nears. Mr Trump has struggled to hire and retain attorneys willing to represent him against charges that he incited the deadly riot at the US Capitol, which happened when a violent Trump mob stormed Congress as lawmakers met Jan. 6 to certify Joe Biden’sBiden’s electoral victory.

That’sThat’s a contrast from Trump’sTrump’s first impeachment trial, when his high-profile team of attorneys included Alan Dershowitz, one of the best-known criminal defense lawyers in the country, as well as White House counsel Pat Cipollone, and Jay Sekulow, who has argued cases before the Supreme Court.

Trump’sTrump’s team had initially announced South Carolina lawyer Butch Bowers would lead his legal team after an introduction from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

But that defence team unraveled over the weekend due to differences over legal strategy.

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