US President Donald Trump speaks in a video message posted on Twitter in Washington, USA, on January 13, 2021.
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Former President Donald Trump’s legal team is unclear and undefined a little over a week before his second Senate impeachment trial begins, according to Trump’s advisor Jason Miller.
As of last week, South Carolina attorneys Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier were expected to join the team. Now a source familiar with the matter says it is a “mutual decision” to part ways.
“We have done a lot of work but have not yet made a final decision on our legal team, which will be taken shortly,” Miller said in a statement on Saturday, adding that “the Democrats’ efforts to indict a president who is already in office is totally unconstitutional and so bad for our country. “
It was unclear whether attorney Josh Howard, who was expected to represent Trump, was on board. Those close to the former president have been unable to publicly identify anyone on his legal team within a little over a week of the February 9 trial.
Miller said any announcement from defense lawyers in the next few days will likely come from Trump himself.
Trump has no plans to appear in person to defend himself against allegations that he instigated the deadly uprising in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.