'What a mess': Ex-prosecutor explains why Trump's impeachment legal team quit on him (Raw Story link): Speaking with "New Day" host Victor Blackwell, CNN legal analysts and former prosecutor Elie Honig explained the likely reasons why Donald Trump's entire impeachment legal team quit on him late Saturday just days before the ex-president faces a trial in the U.S. Senate.
"Here we are, we are a week and change out from trial and the former president has nobody representing him," he explained. "So lawyers generally have a very broad obligation to represent their clients; criminal defending, impeachment defending, whatever it may be. When you see something like this, what it tells you there was a difference in terms of not necessarily just strategy, but if a defense lawyer believes he is be made to make an argument that is either a lie or dangerous or unethical, that's where you see resignations like this."
Maybe that your speech you gave didn't quite step over the line of the First Amendment. I don't agree with those arguments, but they are fair play. If he said, no you are going to rant and rave about this election was stolen, rigged, rigged, rigged -- no, I would do what these lawyers did."