Former President Donald Trump’s legal team is unclear and undefined with just over a week to go before his second impeachment trial begins in the Senate, according to Trump adviser Jason Miller.
As of last week, South Carolina attorneys Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier were expected to join the team, but now a source familiar with the matter says it was a “mutual decision” to part ways.
“We have done much work, but have not made a final decision on our legal team, which will be made shortly,” Miller said in a statement Saturday, adding that “Democrats’ efforts to impeach a president who has already left office is totally unconstitutional and so bad for our country.”
Attorney Joshua Howard, who NBC News reported was planning to help with Trump’s defense, is also no longer a part of the legal team, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Howard’s departure was first reported by CNN.
That makes at least three lawyers at this point who were expected to represent Trump in his upcoming Senate trial who have now parted ways with him. It’s unclear whether two additional attorneys who were possibly joining the effort, Johnny Gasser and Greg Harris, are still weighing the decision or have also decided not to work with the former president.