Five lawyers from the legal team of former United States President Donald Trump have resigned due to differences with him when preparing the impeachment in the Senate that will take place in just over a week, according to CNN.
Among those who have left their post are Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbire , two of those considered top attorneys facing the impeachment process.
The main reason for the lawyers’ march is that Trump wants to focus his defense on trying again to prove the existence of electoral fraud in his defeat against Joe Biden , while the lawyers preferred to focus on the possible illegality of the ‘impeachment’ of a president who is not in office.
It should be remembered that the Trump campaign was unable to prove the fraud they were denouncing in court and the authorities in charge of the elections such as the Justice Department have repeatedly assured that there was no fraud that altered the result.
As Jason Miller , Trump’s adviser, has confirmed to CNN , who has not commented on the march of the two lawyers, the former president’s legal team is not yet closed, but will be announced soon.
Bowers is a South Carolina attorney who served during George W. Bush’s tenure at the Justice Department, while Barbier , a native of the same state, was a prosecutor for 15 years before opening her own criminal defense firm.
Neither of the attorneys had received advance payments yet, according to CNN.
The impeachment of Trump for “incitement to insurrection” after the assault on the Capitol by his supporters will begin the second week of February, when the Senate is expected to have confirmed the majority of the Biden government .
There are doubts among Democrats about how to conduct the trial and whether it will last. According to ‘The Hill’, Biden has asked the Democrats to be a short trial so that he does not take over the agenda and allows him to continue with his government program.
In recent days, given the increasing difficulty of getting enough votes among Republicans for the motion to succeed and prevent Trump from running for public office, some moderate representatives have worked on a resolution “censuring” the president that would be more easy for Republican senators to support.