Former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers little more than a week before his trial, and two people familiar with the situation said that the change adds fresh uncertainty into the makeup and strategy of his defence team.
Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina lawyers, have left the defence team in what one person described as a mutual decision that reflected a difference of opinion on the direction of the case.
The two people familiar with legal team discussions insisted on anonymity to discuss private conversations.
One said new additions to the legal team were expected to be announced in a day or two.
Bowers and Barbier didn’t immediately return messages soliciting comment.
Donald Trump is set to stand trial on the week of February 8 on a charge that he encouraged the riot inside the US Capitol.
Republicans and Trump aides have made it clear that they plan to make a simple argument – that the trial is unconstitutional because Donald Trump is no longer in office.
But the odds are, is that the verdict will be railroaded by the Republicans anyhow, and he doesn’t need lawyers because they probably won’t sentence him anyway.
The strategy, as always, is to promote disorder and roil up his base. This man lives for airtime, and if the Republicans don’t care enough to have an honest trial, then the system of justice has failed.
Donald Trump is like God to his disciples – blind supporters at that, and his words are their salvation, and Donald Trump seems to be the Jesus of our time – everyone wants to crucify him but he believes he’s some kind of God, and for many, in their eyes, he’s still the President.
Hopefully, soon his supporters will realise he’s just a fraud and the rodents will abandon the sinking wreck, and yet here we are all blissfully exhausting time with this endless chaos and drama because Donald Trump just can’t stand being out of the limelight – Donald Trump has gone, yet he’s still more important than Joe Biden.
Donald Trump is not the Messiah, but he has been a very naughty boy.