Bruce Castor: Trump lawyer offers bewildering defence statement


Donald Trump’s lawyers stole the show at the opening of his impeachment trial at the US Senate – but not in a way that will have pleased the former president. Indeed Mr Trump was unhappy, according to media reports, with the performance of Bruce Castor, whose 48-minute address appeared to have very little substantive content. Mr Castor’s presentation contrasted sharply with a dramatic video montage presented by impeachment managers – the Democrats tasked with leading the prosecution. The clip showed Mr Trump telling supporters to “fight like hell” before they stormed the US Capitol last month. And the defence was roundly criticised by Republican allies and critics of Mr Trump.(BBC)…[+]