2 of Donald Trump's lawyers just quit

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  • Two of Donald Trump's lawyers have stepped down.

  • They'll no longer represent him in the Mar-a-Lago documents case and the Jan. 6 investigation, per CBS.

  • Trump announced he's being indicted on federal charges over his handling of classified documents.

Two of Donald Trump's lawyers announced they've resigned, just hours after the former president said he's being indicted by the Justice Department in a classified documents case.

In a joint statement on Friday, the attorneys Jim Trusty and John Rowley said they've stepped down from representing him.

"This morning we tendered our resignations as counsel to President Trump, and we will no longer represent him on either the indicted case or the January 6 investigation," they wrote in a statement shared with Insider.

The lawyers wrote: "It has been an honor to have spent the last year defending him, and we know he will be vindicated in his battle against the Biden Administration's partisan weaponization of the American justice system."

"Now that the case has been filed in Miami, this is a logical moment for us to step aside and let others carry the cases through to completion," the lawyers added.

Trump confirmed the two lawyers had departed on his Truth Social page on Friday morning, thanking them for their work.

"They were up against a very dishonest, corrupt, evil, and 'sick' group of people, the likes of which has not been seen before," the former president wrote, adding that he'll announce which lawyers will take over the cases "in the coming days."

Todd Blanche, a lawyer who's helped Trump in his New York state criminal case, is one of the lawyers taking over the latest case.

On Thursday night, Trump announced he's being indicted on charges related to his handling of classified documents.

While the exact charges he faces aren't known yet, multiple outlets have reported he'll face seven counts once he's arraigned next week in federal court in Miami.

The indictment marks the first time a former president has faced federal charges.

The Justice Department has been investigating Trump over classified documents that were found at his Mar-a-Lago property during an FBI search last summer. The Feds were investigating whether Trump obstructed justice and broke federal law, including the Espionage Act, by keeping the documents and allegedly not returning them after he lost the 2020 election, according to an unsealed warrant.

Trump has insisted he's innocent and repeatedly called the investigation a "witch hunt" targeting him for political reasons at the behest of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.

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