Lawyer Defending Trump Accustomed to Political Disaster

Bruce L. Castor, one of former President Trump's lawyers, is familiar with politics, being elected as the ambitious, cowboy-booted and pinstripe-suited prosecutor from one of Pennsylvania's wealthiest and most heavily populated counties.

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From left, David Schoen, Bruce Castor and Michael van der Veen, lawyers for former President Donald Trump, arrive at the Capitol on the third day of the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bruce L. Castor Jr. answered his cellphone, but he had no time to talk. “I’m 12 minutes from prime time,” he said, before heading to the well of the U.S. Senate to defend his client, Donald Trump, as one of two defense lawyers in the ex-president’s second impeachment trial. It may have marked the high point for him. Castor’s moment in the national glare, televised from the well of the Senate…

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