Donald Trump Hires 2 New Lawyers To Impeachment Defense Team

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Former US has announced a new impeachment legal defense team before his Senate trial.

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

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

“The strength of our is about to be tested like never before in our history. is strong and resilient. A document written for the ages, and will triumph partisanship yet again, and always,” said Castor, who served as district attorney for Montgomery County, outside of Philadelphia, 2000 to 2008.

The announcement was intended to promote a sense of stability surrounding the Trump defense team as his impeachment trial nears.

The former has struggled to hire and retain attorneys willing to represent him against that he incited the deadly riot at the US Capitol, which happened when a mob of loyalists stormed Congress as lawmakers met Jan. 6 to certify ’s electoral victory.

That’s a contrast his first impeachment trial, when Trump’s 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 .

Trump’s team had initially announced that Butch Bowers, a South Carolina , would lead his legal team after an introduction Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. But that team unraveled the weekend due to differences legal strategy.