June 13, 2024

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McConnell wants Senate impeachment trial delayed

Former President Donald Trump is hiring prominent South Carolina attorney Butch Bowers to represent him at the upcoming impeachment trial, aides said.

Bowers worked for the Justice Department during President George W. Bush’s administration but is better known as for his government work in South Carolina. He has served as counsel to Republican governors Nikki Haley and Mark Sanford, and did a stint as chairman South Carolina’s election commission.

Now he will defend Trump after the U.S. House impeached him on charges that he incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The Senate has yet to schedule Trump’s trial.

Trump political adviser Jason Miller confirmed Bowers’ hiring on social meeting, re-tweeting praise of the South Carolina attorney.

“He’s good,” Miller tweeted. “Very good.”

This will be Trump’s second impeachment trial. Members of his first legal team in that trial, including former White House counsel Pat Cipollone and private attorney Jay Sekulow, have indicated they don’t plan to work the second one.