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Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:31 PM

President Trump is considering Washington litigator Pat Cipollone to replace WH consel Don McGahn

Source: The Washington Post

Earlier this week, Trump interviewed Cipollone, a former Justice Department attorney who practices commercial litigation at Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner, according to two people familiar with the president's thinking.
Cipollone has been working behind the scenes advising Trump's outside legal team since June. This is a developing story. It will be updated.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/31/president-trump-is-considering-washington-litigator-pat-cipollone-to-replace-outgoing-white-house-counsel-donald-mcgahn/

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Reply President Trump is considering Washington litigator Pat Cipollone to replace WH consel Don McGahn (Original post)
Claritie Pixie Aug 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2018 #1
C_U_L8R Aug 2018 #3
Claritie Pixie Aug 2018 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2018 #8
Dave Starsky Aug 2018 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2018 #13
Dave Starsky Aug 2018 #14
trusty elf Aug 2018 #2
unblock Aug 2018 #5
exboyfil Aug 2018 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2018 #10
4139 Aug 2018 #7
AKing Aug 2018 #9
Nitram Aug 2018 #12
Yavin4 Aug 2018 #15
Marie Marie Aug 2018 #16

Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:34 PM

1. He doesn't need a commercial litigation guy. He needs the best criminal defense lawyer

in the universe, somebody who's represented clients in big money-laundering and tax cases, and who is an expert on constitutional law as well. But he won't get a lawyer like that because all of them have already been hired by other people who might be witnesses against him.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:39 PM

3. Shhhh.... let him proceed

Spanky thinks he needs to go on the offensive. This ought to be hilarious.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:25 PM

8. I didn't get understand that either. I thought experience in Con Law would be more useful. NT

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:59 PM

11. He also won't get a lawyer like that...

Because he's an arrogant fucking dumbass who can't keep his mouth shut and can't follow simple instructions--two things credible defense attorneys insist on.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 02:01 PM

13. He has to be the worst client ever.

No wonder his legal team has a revolving door. I can't imagine how frustrating and awful it must be to work for him.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 02:25 PM

14. He hires the worst attorneys ever.

I seem to recall one of his attorneys submitted a legal brief in which the word "affidavit " was misspelled throughout. Not even a junior-grade paralegal from a two-year diploma mill would do that.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:36 PM

2. I just don't understand why anyone would want to work for that *sshole.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:46 PM

5. he still doesn't understand that the white house counsel isn't the president's personal lawyer.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:48 PM

6. I wonder if Cipollone realizes

he is the attorney for the office of the President and not Trump's personal attorney. Or is he going to do a John Dean.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:49 PM

10. He certainly knows that - it's Civics 101.

But Trump wants a stooge who'll protect him personally, and if he thinks Cipollone will do that he'll hire him. I hope Cipollone cares about his law license and his freedom, and thinks carefully about what happened to John Dean.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:12 PM

7. I thought it would be Tom Hagen...

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:33 PM

9. Next up "Better Call Saul"

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 02:00 PM

12. "Commercial litigator?" Trump is so fucking dumb. Lucky for us.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 02:30 PM

15. Better call Saul n/t

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 03:48 PM

16. Makes sense to me that this is the type he would pick.

Litigation is all Trump has known his whole life. Although it is obvious that Trump has committed many criminal acts in his past, he has never had to defend himself against criminal charges. He still doesn't get it.

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