“Butch Bowers” sounds like the name of the bully in an Our Gang comedy.
But by all accounts he is, in fact, a smart, experienced ultra-competent trial lawyer who works at Miller Law Group, a super respectable law firm. So after years of crackpot sycophant attorneys like Rudy Giuliani, Sydney Powell and Lin Wood, Donald Trump finally hired excellent counsel for his upcoming (second) impeachment trial.
Except they’ve apparently all quit, days before they are supposed to file statements with the United States Senate.
Bowers and four other lawyers on Trump’s defense team have all walked out. What could have caused the exodus? After all, the fix is in: 45 Senate Republicans have gone on the record saying they are going to acquit the ex-prez on charges of inciting the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. A dream case for lawyers: High-profile, so they’ll get a lot of publicity, and a guaranteed win, no matter how they conduct themselves at the “trial.” Nobody’s talking yet about why everybody walked out, so your guess is as good as mine, but here are my two guesses just the same:
Whatever it is, I’m grateful that the circus surrounding it is now nothing more than another episode of Celebrity Apprentice (with Trump as the “apprentice”), and not another humiliating degradation of our government.