Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial will not be delayed by Shabbat now that his Orthodox Jewish lawyer has withdrawn his request for the delay.
Last week, David Schoen asked for and received permission to delay the proceedings should they extend into Friday evening and Saturday, as they are expected. But on Monday he withdrew the request, saying he had worked out a solution with the former president’s legal team: Schoen’s role would be completed by the time Shabbat begins.
“The role I would have played will be fully covered to the satisfaction of the defense team,” Schoen said in the letter, first posted by Maggie Haberman, a New York Times reporter, on Twitter.
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