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Fri May 19, 2017, 12:08 AM

Advisers Urge Trump to Hire Outside Lawyer in Russia Inquiry

Source: New York Times

Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russia, according to several people briefed on the conversations.

The recommendations came even before a special counsel was named on Wednesday to lead the investigation into any collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials.

Mr. Trumpís aides and allies were said to be especially concerned by the revelation that James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director fired by Mr. Trump, has contemporaneous, detailed memos reconstructing conversations with the president.

While the office of the president is represented by the White House counsel, presidents in the past have employed outside lawyers when their private actions were called into question.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/us/politics/white-house-outside-lawyer-trump.html


Let's hope he ends up needing an attorney who specializes in criminal appeals and federal prisoner right's cases.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:37 AM

1. I thought he already had. There was news a week or so ago about that. nt

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:12 AM

2. It's a witch hunt and he has tapes, so why is he afraid of Comey's notes...GAH

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:12 AM

3. He never listens to anyone, so he probably won't.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:08 AM

4. my thoughts exactly

Can they find a lawyer he'll listen to?

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:15 AM

6. I imagine he already employs a small nation of lawyers.

It wouldn't hurt him to hire special ones for his political crimes though.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:50 AM

5. White House Counsel represents the Executive Branch, not the campaign.

Trump has his own lawyers, he just needs a lot more of them.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:17 AM

7. Is Emmanuel Ludot available? (n/t)

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:09 PM

8. He will as soon as he figures out who will pay for the lawyers...

God Forbid Trump has to use his OWN money to pay for anything besides mail order brides

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