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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:16 AM

Law Firm Stops Representing Trump Campaign in Pennsylvania Suit

Source: New York Times

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the law firm leading the Trump campaign’s efforts to cast doubt on the presidential election results in Pennsylvania, abruptly withdrew from a federal lawsuit that it filed days earlier on behalf of President Trump.

“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws,” the law firm said in a federal court filing.

The firm’s withdrawal followed an article in The New York Times on Monday described internal tensions at the firm about its work for Mr. Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania. Some employees said they were concerned that the firm was being used to undercut the integrity of the electoral process. One Porter Wright lawyer resigned in protest over the summer.

Porter Wright, based in Columbus, Ohio, has received at least $727,000 in fees from the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to federal election disclosures.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:28 AM

1. Now they won't have to face fines and sanctions for deliberately

presenting false evidence and engaging in frivolous lawsuits.

Not to mention destroying their reputation as a serious law firm.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:32 AM

2. "Porter Wright...has received at least $727,000 in fees from the Trump campaign""

This is one of the rare places that actually got some $$$ out that notorious-neglects-to-timely-pay organization.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:58 AM

3. Honestly that does not seem like near as much as it should be

Very likely initial retainer fees.

Good chance cutting losses very well could be a driver of this, too.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:26 AM

6. The fact that they even got one thin dime at all

is what is the miracle!

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:18 PM

11. Probably because they stopped getting paid; that's why they really dropped out

Nothing to be gained for the firm at this time.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:08 PM

14. Well the money came from the "campaign", not Trump's pocket.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:12 PM

15. And that is the ONLY reason why they saw anything at all

although I remember reading about him claiming he would be funding some of it himself "if needed"!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:08 AM

4. Didn't a firm representing dotard in AZ withdraw as well?

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:24 AM

5. Yes, i believe so.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:32 AM

7. Oh wow, that is good news.

Pretty soon Trump & co conspirators will be down to only "Christian" nutcase lawyers and wackos.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:43 AM

8. Law firms like to win.

They also like to get paid.

Neither is likely when representing Trump...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:49 AM

9. This is very good news. This was the only serious threat to holding up certification in PA.

It probably would have only delayed the inevitable, but the suite could have called into question 2.6 million mail in ballots, and potentially gone to the supreme court as this was a question about process. Trump has no legal avenues left now that this is dead. That doesn't mean he's done being an asshole - he can still try to subvert the military into forcing a coup, but I think this is very unlikely. In the end it's all theater to get those donation to clear his debt.

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Response to infullview (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:57 PM

10. It's cute that people think Trump will actually pay his debts.

money only goes one way with that guy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:22 PM

12. Biggest nail yet on Drumpf's coffin!

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:15 PM

16. well, nails help to keep the lid on--but need lots of them.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:35 AM

17. Yup, may need something more durable ;)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:02 PM

13. That poor murdering trump monster keeps having the rug pulled out from under him!

 

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