Report: Trump May Have to Represent Himself After His Impeachment Lawyers Quit
During his 4 year term in office, Donald Trump ran through a number of lawyers. During the Mueller hearings, Ty Cobb and John Dowd represented him. In his first impeachment trial, the President Jay Sekulow in his corner. By the time he was challenging the election, Trump was down to Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.
Trump is facing a second impeachment trial, but his elite strike force will not be returning. The ex-President had secured a new team, but they will not be proceeding with him. According to numerous supports, Trump may now be representing himself.
The team reportedly quit due to Trump’s proposed strategy. According to ABC News, “The disagreements over strategy varied. Trump wanted his team to argue there was election fraud, while the lawyers and some top advisers to the former president wanted the focus to remain on the constitutionality of a trial with the president no longer in office.
Former US Attorney Preet Bhrara responded to a story about the lawyers, joking, “Self-representation would be great for ratings.”
Self-representation would be great for ratings https://t.co/uOKyo3Ih5l
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) January 31, 2021
It may not be a joke, though. Republican strategist Janet Mullins Grissom tweeted, “If you’re Trump this is rather a no brainer. With Senate Rs aka the jury on record that impeaching former president is unconstitutional why spend money on lawyers?”
And here is a statement Trump has made to advisers almost verbatim > https://t.co/zktWOIrUD6
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 31, 2021