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Top conservative lawyers steer clear of Trump's latest legal fight

A number of high-powered lawyers who have represented Donald Trump in the past are sitting out his latest legal battle, as the former President prepares to assert executive privilege to block congressional investigators from getting information on the January 6 insurrection.

That's left Trump with a relatively small legal team without a lot of experience litigating issues of executive privilege as he readies for a court fight that could test major issues of presidential authority.

"It's not a 10-foot pole" for law firms distancing themselves from Trump, "it's a 1,000-foot pole," said John Yoo, a University of California at Berkeley law professor who held a senior Justice Department position in the George W. Bush administration.

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by Anonymousreply 12October 22, 2021 10:05 PM

Some go-to attorneys have been spooked by Trump's reputation for sometimes not paying as a client, according to several people familiar with conservative legal circles. Others watched closely as lawyers fled Trump's prior teams, frustrated by him as a client or facing their own ethical predicaments. Others still want themselves and their firms to stay far away from Trump's insistence that the election was stolen.

by Anonymousreply 1October 13, 2021 10:03 PM

Um he's not president.

by Anonymousreply 2October 13, 2021 10:18 PM

His breath must REEK. Such an ugly, hideous moron.

by Anonymousreply 3October 13, 2021 10:21 PM

[quote]Some go-to attorneys have been spooked by Trump's reputation for sometimes not paying as a client

They should be more spooked by the fact he's a lying sack of dog shit.

by Anonymousreply 4October 13, 2021 10:22 PM

He hires only the best people.

by Anonymousreply 5October 13, 2021 10:51 PM

Hurry up, MAGA! Go and do some "research" on the law on YouTube so you can represent your prolapsed, tangerine hero!

#ResearchForMAGA #DumpLaw

by Anonymousreply 6October 13, 2021 11:12 PM

Who even wants to be in a room with that blathering, bloated, diaper-shitting MORON!?

by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 8:12 PM

SOOOOOOOO much is going to come of this!

by Anonymousreply 8October 22, 2021 8:14 PM

Our interest should be in the lawyers and law firms who maintain their relationship with donald, and identifying them.

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 8:38 PM

Does the crazy Kraken lawyer still have her license?

by Anonymousreply 10October 22, 2021 9:01 PM

Maybe this is why? From Twitter, "Trump Attorney Hall of Fame"

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by Anonymousreply 11October 22, 2021 9:35 PM

A legitimate lawyer would see nothing for his/her benefit in the prospect of accepting Trump as a client. Not money, since Trump doesn't pay his bills -- the lawyer would have to demand treble fees up front in cash, to be assured of profiting financially, and this client would be unlikely to agree. Not professional advancement, since the law became fairly well settled in this area during Nixon's cases and it would be frivolous to advance contrary arguments now. What's in it for any real lawyer, unless his/her politics happen to mesh sufficiently to warrant playing Don Quixote for Trump's benefit?

by Anonymousreply 12October 22, 2021 10:05 PM
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