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Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, distanced himself from his key attorneys who will represent him in the political trial called by Congress. A little over a week before startingTwo people familiar with the situation said on Saturday.
The change in his legal team adds a new state of uncertainty to the structure and strategy of his defense team.
Butch Powers Way Deborah BarbierThe two South Carolina attorneys left the Trump defense team in what a close associate of the case described as a “mutual decision” reflecting a difference of opinion over the direction of the case.
The two people familiar with the legal team’s discussions insisted on anonymity to discuss the private conversations. Someone said that the new additions to the former president’s legal team are expected to Announce it in a day or two.
Bowers y Barbier They did not immediately respond with messages requesting comment. Series CNN He was the first to report the departure of the lawyers who reported the exit of five people from the legal team.
Trump will be on trial before the US Congress in the week beginning on February 8th for inciting riots inside the US Capitol Building.
Republicans and Trump aides have made clear that they intend to make a simple argument: the trial is unconstitutional. Because Trump is no longer in office.