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Trump hires two lawyers ahead of impeachment trial

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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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Whistleblower: FBI manipulating cases to create ‘illusion’ of domestic violent extremism

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In a letter addressed to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said a whistleblower has come forward detailing how the FBI is manipulating cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to create “the illusion” that domestic violent extremism is a widespread problem in the United States.

Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, claimed the “manipulative case-file practice” was being conducted by the bureau’s Washington field office, which was instructing local FBI offices to open up cases on their books that were in fact simply related to the Capitol breach.

“The  FBI’s case categorization creates the illusion that threats from DVE are present in jurisdictions across the nation, when in reality they all stem from the same related investigation concerning the actions at the Capitol on January 6,” Jordan wrote.

“Such an artificial case categorization scheme allows FBI leadership to misleadingly point to ‘significant’ increases in DVE threats nationwide,” he added.

Jordan noted this particular whistleblower is just one of many with similar information: “consistent with disclosures we have received from other whistleblowers that high-ranking FBI officials — including a senior WFO official — are pressing front-line agents to categorize cases as DVE matters to fit a political narrative.”

The letter also brought attention to the inappropriate amount of resources the department has devoted to the January 6 Capitol riots:

“The whistleblower disclosed that the FBI is sacrificing its other important federal law-enforcement duties to pursue January 6 investigations,” Jordan wrote. “The whistleblower recalled, for example, being told that child sexual abuse material investigations were no longer an FBI priority and should be referred to local law enforcement agencies.

“Such a posture is not only a dereliction of the FBI’s mission to investigate violations of federal laws, but it is a grave disservice to the victims of child sexual abuse and other crimes that do not advance the FBI leadership’s political agenda.”

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