– Donald Trump is trying to gather a defence team after he was found guilty of incitement of insurrection following the US Capitol chaos
– The Republican was impeached for the second time by the House of Representatives on January 13, after he allegedly incited his followers to attack the Capitol
– The 74-year-old left White House for the last time as president on Wednesday, January 20, and flew to Maryland where he addressed his supporters
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Former United States President Donald Trump has started looking for defence lawyers ahead of his impeachment trial in the Senate.
According to The Telegraph, the 74-year-old Republican is trying to gather a team after he was found guilty of incitement of insurrection following the US Capitol chaos.
Trump, who made history by being the first president to be impeached twice, would still enjoy protection by the US secret service but would be banned from office if indicted.
“He’s trying to put together a team,” South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham, a staunch supporter of Trump said.
The 45th US president who served a single four-year term from 2016 to 2021, reportedly made a call to Graham after settling into his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida.
“He says this (Trump’s new residence) is probably the second nicest place other than the White House,” Graham disclosed.
Meanwhile, in line with the tradition of transition in the US, Biden said his immediate predecessor, Trump, left for him a “generous” note at the Oval office.
Biden and Senator Kamala Harris were inaugurated on Wednesday, January 20, as US president and vice respectively after weeks of tension characterised by an attack on The Capitol by the pro-Trump crowd.
Although Trump was not present at the inauguration – with the former president still bearing his conviction of alleged electoral fraud in the November 3 election – Biden said his predecessor was generous enough to drop him a letter.
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