Former U.S. President Donald Trump began talks with lawyers to develop a defense strategy for the upcoming impeachment hearings in the U.S. Senate.
Specifically, Trump has already held meetings with attorney Butch Bowers, who has agreed to defend his interests in the impeachment trial. They were brought together by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is helping the politician with the selection of lawyers.
However, according to the publication, Trump has not yet assembled a full team of lawyers. Reportedly, some law firms have questioned whether they will be paid for the services provided, and other lawyers have refused to take the case out of a reluctance to be associated with the January 6 riots at the Capitol.
Earlier, representatives of the lower house of the U.S. Congress passed a resolution to impeach Trump to the Senate. Thus, the process of impeaching the politician was formally launched in the upper house of Congress. As agreed by the parties, the impeachment hearings in the Senate will begin on February 8.
On January 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump in connection with the recent unrest in Washington. The vote was the second attempt to remove the politician from office. He became the first U.S. president to be impeached for the second time, especially after he resigned. Democrats motivated their decision to impeach Trump by the fact that after the process is over, he will not be able to run for president.