Trump hired an attorney to defend his raid case after seeing it on TV, and offers from several attorneys were turned down, claims report
- Donald Trump has had a difficult time assembling a legal team to defend him against the Justice Department investigation, multiple reports suggest
- Only two of his five current attorneys have experience with federal prosecutors
- One of them is Steve Bannon’s former attorney, whom Trump hired after only being introduced to him on a conference call
- The Justice Department is investigating Trump’s handling of classified files
- The FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida earlier this month in connection with the investigation
Donald Trump reached out to an attorney he saw on TV to defend him against this The Justice Department, according to a Sunday report.
The New York Times spoke to several unnamed sources close to the former president, who described indiscriminate behind-the-scenes efforts to piece together a legal strategy that has been publicly questioned, even by pundits.
Trump is under investigation for his handling of classified documents sought by the National Archives — an investigation that lasted a very public turn of events earlier this month when FBI agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida retreat.
Allies of the former president reportedly had difficulty finding lawyers willing to take his case, especially after the unannounced search.
Only two of the five attorneys were federal government prosecutors — and apparently none had to face major scrutiny to defend a former commander-in-chief.
Attorney Jim Trusty was hired after Trump saw him on TV, people close to Trump told the Times.
Evan Corcoran, who represented Steve Bannon in his contempt of Congress case last month, reportedly came on board after only being introduced to Trump via conference call.
Multiple reports have claimed Donald Trump is having trouble putting together a legal defense against the Justice Department’s investigation
His other attorneys are Christina Bobb, a host of the pro-Trump channel One America News Network; Alina Habba, former general counsel of a parking garage company who has also represented Trump in other recent cases; and insurance attorney Lindsey Halligan.
Former Trump impeachment attorney David I. Schoen told the Times that his ex-client “needs a quarterback who’s a real lawyer,” but acknowledged that it’s a problem that they keep “on and on.” replace”.
Jim Trusty, one of two Trump attorneys with federal prosecution experience, was hired after Trump saw him on TV
Trump’s defense has at times relied on both his rights as a private citizen and his privileges as a former commander in chief, raising eyebrows from legal experts keeping up with the case.
The former president denied he had trouble assembling a legal team in a post on his Truth Social app. Trump was responding to a Washington Post report detailing his complications.
“The WAPO story that “Trump is trying to bring in experienced lawyers” to add to the Mar a Lago raid case is, as usual, FAKE NEWS. I already have excellent and experienced lawyers – am very happy with them,” Trump wrote on Aug. 18.
“This is highly political misconduct by the prosecution, I have not been charged with anything and most importantly I have done nothing wrong. Many Thanks!’
Revelations made after the raid include that the Justice Department is investigating Trump for violating the Espionage Act.
Late last week, the federal government released a heavily redacted affidavit obtaining a search warrant on Trump’s property.
The FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home earlier this month to retrieve documents sought by the National Archives
Federal prosecutors opposed his release, but were overruled by the Florida judge, who approved the warrant.
The government claimed that his release could jeopardize the investigation and lead to threats and violence against witnesses.
US Judge Bruce Reinhart agreed that some information should be kept secret to protect witnesses, but said the document’s release was a matter of public interest given the unprecedented nature of a raid on a former president’s home.
The redacted document suggests the government has been suspicious in recent months that Trump lied when he told investigators he no longer had any classified documents in his possession.
It also suggests that these files may have leaked highly sensitive information about human intelligence sources and other national security secrets.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11157067/Donald-Trump-lawyer-Jim-Trusty-Mar-Lago-raid.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Trump hired a lawyer to defend his Mar-a-Lago raid case after seeing it on TV: report