Trump impeachment lawyers ‘quit’ days before Senate trial

By Joe Cook *

File photo. Lawyer Butch Bowers has left Donald Trump’s impeachment defence team. Picture: PA

Five of Donald Trump’s defence lawyers have quit just days before the Senate begins its second impeachment trial of the former president, US media report.

Five of Donald Trump’s defence lawyers have quit just days before the Senate begins its second impeachment trial of the former president, US media report.

Lead lawyer Butch Bowers, whose hiring was announced last week, has left by mutual decision, according to sources speaking to CNN and the New York Times.

Deborah Barbier, a second lawyer from South Carolina who was expected to lead the defence, has also left the team, alongside three others.

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It is currently unclear who will represent the former president at the trial, which is set to begin on 8 February.

The Senate must vote on whether to convict Mr Trump on the charge that he incited insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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