Trump is looking to once again grow his defense team, according an adviser who stated more attorneys may be added over the coming days before his impeachment trial starts in the Senate.
The adviser never gave a timetable on when that announcement is to be made.
Another adviser shared that Donald Trump is consistently obsessed with the false conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from him.
“He just wants the world to know the election was stolen from him,” the adviser said.
According to a GOP congressional source, many Republicans in the Senate would rather Trump steer clear of his election lies. “Especially after January 6th,” the source said.
Trump’s office announced that David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr. will now head the legal team for his second impeachment trial, a day after five members of his defense left and his team effectively collapsed.
One point of friction with his previous team was Trump wanted the attorneys to focus on his election fraud claims rather than the constitutionality of convicting a former president.
ATR News Contributing Writer Cora Sullivan in Houston, TX contributed to this report.