Hundreds of lawyers dressed in black marched under the scorching sun from the city’s highest court to the justice secretary’s office.
The defense team vigorously denied on Friday that Trump had incited the deadly riot and said his encouragement of followers to “fight like hell” at a rally that preceded it was routine political speech. They played a montage of out-of-context clips showing Democrats,
Lawyers David Schoen and Bruce Castor will head the defense effort in the trial set to begin on Feb.9, Trump’s office said in a statement. Schoen had already been helping Trump and advisers prepare for the proceedings, according to the former president’s office.
Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina lawyers, are no longer with Trump's defence team. One of the people described the parting as a "mutual decision” that reflected a difference of opinion on the direction of the case.
The two lawyers former president Donald Trump has hired to defend him in his Senate impeachment trial are confident, tough and media-honed criminal case experts who could liven up what is already set to be a nationally televised spectacle.
Pakistan on Thursday levelled “treason” charges against 250 lawyers who were part of a mob that stormed a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore the previous day, kicking and punching doctors and staff and trashing equipment and property, police said.
Thousands of lawyers have protested in Istanbul, Ankara and other cities against the plan, saying it aims to silence some of the few institutions still speaking out against the government's record on rule of law and human rights.