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Wed Aug 17, 2022, 12:56 PM

Trump is rushing to hire seasoned lawyers -- but he keeps hearing 'No'

"The former president’s current legal team includes a Florida insurance lawyer who’s never had a federal case, a past general counsel for a parking-garage company and a former host at far-right One America News."

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By Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey, Carol D. Leonnig, Jacqueline Alemany and Rosalind S. Helderman

Former president Donald Trump and close aides have spent the eight days since the FBI searched his Florida home rushing to assemble a team of respected defense lawyers. But the answer they keep hearing is “no.”

The struggle to find expert legal advice puts Trump in a bind as he faces potential criminal exposure from a records dispute with the National Archives that escalated into a federal investigation into possible violations of the Espionage Act and other statutes.

“Everyone is saying no,” said a prominent Republican lawyer, who like some others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential conversations.

Trump is no stranger to legal proceedings, and his scramble to hire lawyers in the face of an ominous federal probe recalls his predicament in the summer of 2017, when he was under scrutiny from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in the Russia probe. Once again, Trump is struggling to find a veteran criminal defense lawyer with a strong track record of dealing with the Justice Department in a sprawling, multipronged investigation.

Longtime confidants and advisers of Trump have grown extremely worried about Trump’s current stable of lawyers, noting that most of them have little to no experience in cases of this type, according to two people familiar with the internal discussions.

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swag Aug 17 OP
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onecaliberal Aug 17 #3
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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2022, 01:25 PM

1. Trump burns through lawyers...

...like I change the oil in my car. It's quite remarkable if you think about it.

Because Trump has spent his whole adult life engaged in legal proceedings, he's gone through more lawyers than I know. Hell, it's probably a higher number than people I know! He's had something like 4,000 lawsuits, (do the math, that's like one lawsuit every 3 days for 40 years; do law firms have that many cases?).

Of course no reputable law firms want to be associated with Trump. This has been the case for quite some time, in fact. It's why he ends up with Giuliani, Eastman, Kraken Krazy and the others.

It's just as well. These hack attorneys will put up weak and stupid defenses and the prosecutors should be able to tear them down and hopefully get some convictions.

A boy can hope.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2022, 01:48 PM

2. Looking at their methodical planning to overturn democracy

And how we are hanging by a thread as the unimaginable result, I am guessing his funders have provided excellent legal advice. Maybe not from anyone who passed the bar.

They don’t have to be able to practice to be experts.

What a destructive pile.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2022, 02:19 PM

3. Defending a traitor is hazardous to their career.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 17, 2022, 05:27 PM

5. I would

think so-especially tfg.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2022, 02:37 PM

4. Signing on as Trump's attorney? Sounds like the worst possible job.

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