A new report revealed on Thursday that Donald Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer to represent him once the impeachment trial begins in the senate.
“Allies of the outgoing president have been canvassing Washington’s legal landscape looking for representation but so far are coming up short,” Bloomberg reported. “Lawyers who defended him in the previous impeachment trial, including Jay Sekulow and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, have said no this time, according to people familiar with the matter.”
Other lawyers who have previously defended Trump, such as former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, Eric Herschmann, Pat Philbin and Marc Kasowitz, have all declined to join his legal team this time around.
“I’m not terribly surprised that top tier conservative attorneys who a Republican president might normally turn to would not be interested in jumping on this particular grenade,” Keith Whittington, a politics professor at Princeton University, told Bloomberg. “Those who might have been sympathetic to defending the president in other contexts such as his first impeachment don’t necessarily want to defend what he’s done here — both because they aren’t easy to defend and they’ll tarnish people’s professional reputation down the road.”
You can read more on the report HERE.