President Trump has one week remaining before his impeachment trial will get underway next week.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Trump had gone the way of a private attorney rather than a major firm to defend him.
That, however, has changed dramatically over the last 24 hours, as Trump reportedly parted ways with most of his impeachment legal team.
Difference of Opinion
According to reports, Trump and his defense team differed on how the impeachment defense should proceed.
Trump reportedly still wants to bring possible election fraud into his defense.
His attorneys, however, seem to disagree that would be a good tactic, thus they have all parted ways.
Attorneys Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier and former federal prosecutors Greg Harris, Johnny Gasser, and Josh Howard have all left Trump’s legal team.
Trump is expected to add more attorneys to his team this week to get ready for the trial.
Currently, the impeachment is expected to begin next week, with the first day of arguments possibly as soon as February 9.
Over the last few days, it has been reported that Democrats plan on using a highly emotionally charged defense strategy to convict Trump of inciting the riot.
Even though numerous media reports have recently revealed planning for the riot was in place days, if not weeks in advance, Dems will move forward with charging Trump with inciting insurrection.
Additionally, the language used by Trump encouraged peaceful protesting, not a siege at the Capitol.
Arguably the biggest mistake made by Democrats on this front was waiting so long to have the trial.
This brings constitutional issues into play as well as a loss of momentum in urgency.
Over the last week or so, there has also seemingly been a change of heart regarding impeaching Trump in the Republican party.
It was already going to be difficult for Democrats to get 17 Republicans to convict, and now that seems just about impossible.
More than likely, this will just be another exercise in futility and waste of taxpayer money.
Source: Fox News