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Clay Curtis
February 2, 2021

Legal representatives Deborah Barbier, Josh Howard, Johnny Gasser and Greg Harris have also left Trump's defense team, according to media reports.

David Schoen is a federal criminal defence and civil rights lawyer based between NY and Alabama. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who helped Trump secure Bowers and other impeachment lawyers. Trump pardoned Stone in December.

The two representing Trump will be defense lawyer David Schoen, a frequent television legal commentator, and Bruce Castor, a former district attorney in Pennsylvania who was criticized for his decision to not charge actor Bill Cosby in a sex crimes case.

Schoen was in talks to join Jeffrey Epstein's defense days before the financier killed himself.

Schoen most recently made headlines for meeting with accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein before Epstein's death in a NY prison.

Senate Republicans voted on Paul's motion following a presentation from George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who is an outspoken critic of the Democratic impeachment effort against the former president.

Trump's deadline to respond to the impeachment charges is Tuesday local time (Wednesday in Australia).

United Kingdom makes request to join trans-Pacific trade deal
However, these standards and regulations do not have to be identical, and member countries can strike their own trade deals . But Mr Henig said that in terms of trade policy, there was merit in Britain joining a group of "like-minded" countries.

This is why Republicans have offered up a defense for Trump that would evade the charges altogether and argue simply that the Senate has no constitutional right to impeach him at all since he is already out of office.

Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for a record second time on January 13 in a 232-197 vote charging him with inciting an insurrection a week earlier when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an effort to stop the certification of President Joe Biden's election win.

Donald Trump has not yet submitted a response to the latest article of impeachment.(Reuters: Yuri Gripas)What happened to the original lawyers defending Trump?

Trump's team had initially announced that Butch Bowers, a SC lawyer, would lead his legal team after an introduction from Republican Sen.

But Trump did end up hiring two lawyers to replace the team that left on Saturday. Although a censure resolution does not have the power of a conviction, it would allow the Senate to publicly rebuke the former president.

Republican Senator Rob Portman of OH said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that while Trump's actions were "inexcusable", he's keeping an open mind as a juror and the constitutionality of impeaching a former president must be considered.

Dershowitz was part of the defence team for former National Football League player and actor OJ Simpson's murder trial in the 1990s.

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