Cinco lawyers, including Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier who were to lead the team of lawyers for the American millionaire, renounced the defense following disagreements over the direction case, indicated on Saturday the CNN, which cited anonymous source.
The American television network indicated that Trump intended lawyers to continue to defend the thesis of the existence of massive fraud in the presidential elections, rather than focusing on the legality of the process of a lawsuit against a President who is no longer in functions.
“We worked hard, but we haven’t made a final decision about our legal team yet. doit soon, “wrote Jason Miller, adviser to Donald Trump, in response to these news.
Donald Trump’s “incitement to insurrection” lawsuit following the Capitol invasion on 6 June janeiro, by supporters ex-President, should start on 8 February.
To move the process forward, a two-thirds majority is required, that is 67 senators, but only five Republican senators have so far said they are ready to support the 50 Democratic senators in favor of removal.
A less serious motion of censure requires the vote of at least ten Republican senators to be able to stand. adopted, which some observers considered to be feasible.
Only U.S. President to be twice the target of an impeachment process, Trump will also be the first head of state targeted by this process after the end of his term.
If convicted, the Senate could prevent him from re-assuming the presidency in the future, dictating the end of his political career.
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