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article imageTrump needs to find another lawyer after Giuliani backs out

By Karen Graham     Jan 18, 2021 in Politics
Rudy Giuliani said Monday he will not be part of President Donald Trump's defense team for the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, saying he could be called as a witness due to his involvement in the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the Capitol riot.
“Because I gave an earlier speech [at the rally], I am a witness and therefore unable to participate in court or in the Senate chamber,” Giuliani told ABC News.
In a statement to The Hill, Giuliani explained that "Due to the fact that I may be a witness, the rules of legal ethics would prohibit me from representing the President as trial counsel in the impeachment trial."
Giuliani's decision comes after a weekend of a lot of back-and-forths between Trump, Giuliani, and Trump's defense team. Giuliani, forever a true believer in Trump's allegations of voter fraud and the election being stolen from him, wanted to raise the allegations in his defense of Trump before the Senate.
However, Trump's team has other ideas, and Giuliani is not included in those plans. A longtime Republican consultant - Karl Rove said over the weekend that Trump was more likely to be convicted at a Senate trial if Giuliani defended him.
After the fox interview, as seen above, Trump reportedly began telling everyone around him that Giuliani would not be representing him, according to Slate.
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