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Former US President Donald Trump has parted ways with lawyers representing him in his impeachment trial in the Senate, US media report.

The departure of Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier was reportedly a mutual decision.

Trump’s trial for incitement to insurrection starts on 8 February.

Senators will be asked whether to convict him on a charge he incited insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January, when five people died.

Greg Harris and Johnny Gasser, two former federal prosecutors from South Carolina, have also left the team.

They were reportedly unwilling to defend Trump on the basis of alleged election fraud.

It is now unclear who will represent Trump during the trial.