Trump’s former legal team headed by Butch Bowers was not only in disagreement with the former president’s strategy, but with the fees being charged.
While Trump raised over $170 million during his scam of election fraud, he was not interested in paying the $3 million Bowers came up with for the defense.
The initial agreement between Bowers and Trump started at $250,000, which delighted Trump. But that didn’t include additional lawyers, research and other legal fees. Trump was reportedly livid with the final price tag of $3 million.
Added to the dispute over whether the legal team were to argue claims of election fraud, the Bowers team got booted.
“I think there was some problems getting money for it, but it wasn’t [just] that,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who helped Trump secure Bowers and other impeachment lawyers. “Just too many cooks in the kitchen.”
On Sunday it was announced that David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor Jr. would be the new legal team.