Maggie Haberman reports in this morning's New York Times that the five lawyers who were going to defend Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial have quit:
Former President Donald J. Trump has abruptly parted ways with five lawyers handling his impeachment defense, just over a week before the Senate trial is set to begin, people familiar with the situation said on Saturday.
Those departures include his lead lawyer, Butch Bowers, whose hiring was announced last week, a person familiar with the situation said. Four other lawyers who were reported to be joining, including Deborah Barbier, a criminal defense lawyer in South Carolina, are also leaving, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.
Mr. Trump had pushed for his defense team to focus on his baseless claim that the election was stolen from him, one person familiar with the situation said. A person close to Mr. Trump disputed that that was the case but acknowledged that there were differences in opinion about the defense strategy. However, Mr. Trump has insisted that the case is “simple” and has told advisers he could argue it himself and save the money on lawyers. (Aides contend he is not seriously contemplating doing so.
It's really hard to defend someone who insists he's a very stable genius and is so obviously moronic. Ask Trump's two former lawyers -- Roy Cohn and Michael Cohen. Cohn is unavailable for comment, having shuffled off this mortal coil some time ago. But Michael Cohen will confirm his disbarment.
Trump is a fool. But these impeachment lawyers aren't.