Few days to the Senate trial, Ex-president Donald Trump has gotten new defense lawyers. The new lawyers will defend him during next week’s senate trial.
Donald Trump hires two new lawyers
Former US President, Mr. Donald Trump has named two newly recruited legal counsels to lead his defense team for the upcoming senate impeachment case.
This becomes necessary after sacking two of his best legal counsel last week. Barristers David Schoen and Bruce Castor have been chosen to lead his team to the impeachment trial which commences on February 9.
According to Trump’s representatives, Mr. Schoen has been with the ex-president for a long time and has usually helped in legal matters. The relieved lawyers are Butch Bowers and Deborah Barberi both from South Carolina departed from their duties via ‘mutual agreement.’
In the forthcoming weeks, the US Senate will try to ex-president for encouraging and inciting riots on January 7 which claimed 5 lives. It is expected that Mr., Trump’s legal counsel will file an official response to the charges this week.
Trump likely to walk free from charges
About 45 Republican senators backed Mr. Trump to halt the case showing party solidarity. Some watchers have alluded that this shows that Mr. Trump will likely not be convicted. To convict him, they will need about 2/3 of the senate members which is highly likely not going to happen.
Schoen has also represented a former advisor to Mr. Trump, Roger Stone who was convicted for making a false statement under oath. Donald Trump pardoned him a few weeks before he left office. The trial will be watched globally and political watchers say it could or may affect the political career of the former US President.
Donald Trump is expected to remain active in US politics in the foreseeable future, some saying he could launch a 2025 presidential bid, however, some republic politicians may try to reduce his power to prevent this.