As you’ve probably heard, Donald Trump While these issues have encompassed numerous criminal investigations and civil lawsuits, probably the most pressing issue right now is his decision to take classified U.S. government documents, which led to the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search last week, they were allowed to execute by convincing a federal judge that they had probable reasons to believe that the ex-president had, among other things, violated the Espionage Act. Obviously needs legal representation but unfortunately for the former man no respectable lawyer wants to touch him with a 300m long pole.
The Washington Post reports the thoroughly embarrassing but completely understandable news that “Trump and closest aides have spent the eight days since the FBI searched his Florida home to assemble a team of respected lawyers,” but, in the words of one person who is familiar with the matter, “everyone says no.” While representing a former president of the United States would probably be a highlight in most people’s careers, it becomes distinctly less appealing when that former POTUS is Donald Trump, who, in addition to allegedly keeping documents related to nuclear weapons in his basement , is an extremely annoying person to deal with After, Trump’s legal team once urged the then-president to “tweet about the Mueller probe, but found he tweeted about it before they got to the end of the West Wing driveway.” Others said he was “almost impossible to represent and it would be unclear if they would ever be paid.” (Trump, you may have heard, has a long history of allegedly failing to pay his bills, which one of his former attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, reportedly knows something about it.) While the Trump of the ’80s would have been able to round up a legal team despite his reputation as an asshole, it seems that no longer is.
“He used to say that companies representing him were an advantage because they could advertise it. Today it’s not the same,” Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former ‘Repairman’, Told The… After. “He’s also a very difficult client because he’s always going the extra mile, he rarely listens to sound legal advice, and he wants you to do things that aren’t appropriate, ethically or legally.” decision to foment a rebellion, his representation represented a personal injury attorney who specializes in dog bites, among other things, and had sued the president the year before (luckily for Trump, Senate Republicans, of course, were going to acquit him, no questions asked). , anyway, and he could have been represented by a freshman law student and it wouldn’t have mattered.)
Sure, some people are willing to be associated with the man – they’re just not exactly the cream of the crop of advocacy. After:
On Tuesday, Habba demanded the Justice Department reveals who told them Trump still had classified documents in Mar-a-Lago, which is clearly not how this works. The New York Times reported that one of Trump’s lawyers signed a written statement in June that all classified material at Mar-a-Lago had been returned to the government. After notes, could make the attorney who signed the statement either a potential target of the criminal investigation for lying, or a witness to whom Trump lied.