Bruce Castor, Montgomery County’s former top prosecutor, will serve as co-lead counsel for former President Donald Trump at his second impeachment hearing, writes Anna Orso for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Castor is both famous and infamous in local legal and political circles. He served as Montgomery County’s top law enforcement officer from 2000 to 2008. In 2005, when police filed a report that Bill Cosby had sexually assaulted women in his Cheltenham home, Castor declined to prosecute. More than a decade later, Cosby was charged and ultimately convicted in 2018.
Castor is also a perennial political candidate. He ran for state attorney general in the middle of his Montgomery County service, but he lost in the GOP primary. In 2007, he won a seat on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, where he served two terms. He also considered running for governor but later decided against it.
In 2016, he served as Pennsylvania’s acting attorney general for a week, before Gov. Tom Wolf appointed a replacement.
After his involvement in the impeachment trial had been announced, Castor released a statement saying it is a “privilege to represent the 45th president.”
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