Trump announces impeachment defense team ahead of the trial

President Trump’s legal defense strategy has been a subject of much scrutiny this last week, especially after news broke that five of his defense attorneys resigned.

Now, it appears that he has a replacement team of lawyers.

Fox reports:

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday announced a new legal defense team after he parted ways with five of his impeachment lawyers just over a week before his Senate trial is set to begin, Fox News has confirmed.

South Carolina lawyers Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier and former federal prosecutors Greg Harris, Johnny Gasser and Josh Howard had left the defense team by Saturday, a source said, calling it a mutual decision.

The source said the lawyers left over a difference of opinion on the direction of the defense’s argument.

Trump’s new trial lawyers are David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr.

According to Politico:

Leading the new team, according to a statement from Trump’s office, will be David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor Jr. The two lawyers, according to Trump, will bring “national profiles and significant trial experience in high-profile cases to the effort.”

“The strength of our Constitution is about to be tested like never before in our history,” Castor was quoted as saying in Trump’s statement. “It is strong and resilient. A document written for the ages, and it will triumph over partisanship yet again, and always.”

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