Source Title: trump impeachment case defense team “replacement”
On January 25, at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., the trump impeachment “Administrator” team, composed of several House Democrats, sent the impeachment clause documents to the Senate chamber
On January 31, former US President Donald Trump selected two new lawyers to lead the impeachment defense team to fill the vacancies left by several lawyers who left the day before.
Associated Press analysis, trump announced new fill, intended to strengthen the stability of the impeachment defense team. Unlike when he was impeached for the first time, the defense team was full of talents. This time, trump faced difficulties in hiring and retaining people.
In a statement, Trump’s office said lawyers David Shane and Bruce castor will lead the defense team in the impeachment trial scheduled to start in the Senate on February 9. Shane is already helping trump and his advisers prepare for the trial.
She often appeared on TV as a legal commentator and defended Roger stone, former political adviser to trump’s campaign. Stone was convicted in November 2019 for perjury and obstructing the investigation of & lt; communication with Russia & gt;, and was pardoned by trump in December last year.
Castor, a former Pennsylvania district attorney, was criticized for his decision in 2005 not to prosecute bill Middleby, a well-known comedian suspected of sexual assault. Cosby was convicted in 2018 after drugging and sexually assaulting a friend at home in 2004.
Trump’s defense team recently collapsed due to differences in defense strategies. Five lawyers, including chief lawyers Butch & middot; Bowles and Deborah & middot; Babel, withdrew. According to a person familiar with the matter, Bowles and Babel withdrew because trump wanted them to defend their votes on the basis of alleged fraud in the November presidential election, but they were not willing to.
The lawyers believe that the defense should focus on questioning the legitimacy of impeachment against the outgoing president.
According to the associated press, it’s only more than a week since the Senate’s impeachment trial. Trump announced that new people would join the defense team after several lawyers left the team, aiming to enhance the stability of the defense team.
Trump is the first president to be impeached twice in American history. The second impeachment is obviously different from the first. At the time of the first impeachment, Trump’s defense team attracted much attention, including well-known criminal defense lawyer Alan & middot; de showitz, then White House lawyer pat & middot; seaboron, and attorney Jay & middot; seculo, who had many defense experiences in the Supreme Court. This time, it’s hard for trump to hire and keep lawyers willing to defend him.
Pro trump protestors stormed the Capitol on January 6, killing five people. On the 13th, the house of Representatives voted to pass an impeachment clause against trump, accusing him of “sedition”;. It was only a week before trump left office.
A Republican Senator proposed a motion on the grounds that trump has left office and it is unconstitutional for the Senate to hear the impeachment case at this time, asking the whole house to vote to repeal the impeachment case. Although the vote failed last week, 45 Republicans supported the removal of impeachment. In view of the fact that at least two-thirds of the senators are required to approve the impeachment conviction, many people believe that this indicates that trump is expected to pass the test again.
Trump was impeached by the house of representatives for the first time in December 2019, accused of abusing power and obstructing Congress. Senate Republicans then voted down the impeachment clause by virtue of their seats, and trump was not convicted and removed.
Wen bingtu / Xinhua News Agency