Inside Trump’s Philly impeachment team: Confusion and conflict amid ‘out-and-out partisan war’

PHILADELPHIA — The warning to Bruce L. Castor Jr. was stark. The former Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, district attorney, opening Donald Trump’s defense in his second impeachment trial, had complimented Democrats prosecuting the former president. It was the type of collegial gesture common among opposing counsel in the Pennsylvania courtrooms where Castor had practiced for years. But in Washington, a senior Republican aide cautioned: “You get no points for being polite. This is out-and-out partisan war.” Trump’s team of Philadelphia attorneys would learn that lesson repeatedly during the fiv…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly