Two lawyers have been picked on Sunday, by the Former US President, Donald Trump to head his defense team, days before his historic second impeachment trial.
This development is a form of preparation for Republicans as they brace for a battle over the future of their party.
Trump, who had reportedly parted ways with several members of his initial legal team just a day ago, will start his Senate trial on February 9.
On the pedigree of the former US president’s lawyers, he disclosed in statement that his lead lawyers, David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr, are “highly respected trial lawyers” with backgrounds in criminal law and defense.
Schoen has represented Trump ally Roger Stone and said he was in discussions to join the legal team for Jeffrey Epstein in 2019 days before the disgraced US financier killed himself while in jail on allegations of trafficking underage girls for sex.
As for Castor, he is known to have previously served as the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he declined to push forward with a case when US comedian Bill Cosby was accused of sexual assault by Andrea Constand.
The case moved forward under Castor’s successor and Cosby was convicted in 2018.
Trump in a statement stated that Schoen had already been working with the defense team, and both he and Castor “agree that this impeachment is unconstitutional.”
The trial of the former president for alleged “incitement of insurrection” over the storming of the Capitol by his supporters has exposed.