Trump hires two lawyers ahead of impeachment trial
Former President Donald Trump named two new attorneys Sunday to lead his impeachment team ahead of next week’s Senate trial.
It was revealed Saturday that Trump had parted ways with his former set of attorneys. Attorneys David Schoen and Bruce L Castor will now lead Trump’s new legal team.
Trump’s office said in a statement, “Notably, Schoen has already been working with the 45th President and other advisors to prepare for the upcoming trial, and both Schoen and Castor agree that this impeachment is unconstitutional – a fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week.”
Schoen is a world-renowned civil rights and criminal defense attorney, who frequently appears on Fox News. Bruce Castor is a former district attorney in Pennsylvania.
“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,” Castor said in a statement.
Trump’s trial is set for Feb. 9. Trump’s legal team has until Tuesday to respond to the article of impeachment passed by the House charging him with “incitement of insurrection.”
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