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Sunday, 31 January 2021

Trump Parts Ways With His Lawyers Few Days to Commencement of Impeachment Trial

Former US President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lawyers representing him in his impeachment trial in the Senate, US media report.

The departure of Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier was reportedly a mutual decision.

Mr Trump's trial for incitement to insurrection starts on 8 February.

Senators will be asked whether to convict him on a charge he incited insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January, when five people died.

Greg Harris and Johnny Gasser, two former federal prosecutors from South Carolina, have also left the team, the Associated Press reports. They were reportedly unwilling to defend Mr Trump on the basis of alleged election fraud.

Josh Howard, a North Carolina attorney who was recently added to the team, has also left, CNN reports.

It is now unclear who will represent Mr Trump during the trial.

"We have done much work, but have not made a final decision on our legal team, which will be made shortly," tweeted Trump advisor Jason Miller in response to the reports.

Mr Trump is the first president in history to be impeached twice. He was impeached by the House in 2019 over his dealings with Ukraine, but acquitted by the Senate.

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