Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina legal representatives, have left the defence group in what a single person explained as a “mutual choice” that showed a disagreement on the direction of the case.

The news was initially reported by CNN and an anonymous source stated statements on the new additions to the legal team were expected in the coming days.

Mr Bowers and Mrs Barbier did not right away return messages looking for remark.

Mr Trump is set to stand trial on the week of February 8 on a charge that he incited the riot inside the United States Capitol.

Republicans and Trump assistants have actually explained that they plan to make an easy argument: The trial is unconstitutional since Mr Trump is no longer in workplace.