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Tue May 28, 2019, 03:12 PM

Trump Demotes Giuliani And Hires More Lawyers For Fight With Congress


Posted on Tue, May 28th, 2019 by Reuters
Trump Demotes Giuliani And Hires More Lawyers For Fight With Congress
By Jan Wolfe


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is restructuring his legal team with lawyers more at home in a courtroom than a television studio as he shifts from dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to battling Democratic-led investigations in the U.S. Congress.

The long-time leaders of Trump’s team – Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani – remain in place. But other attorneys, known for their litigation skills, are taking on larger roles on the team: William Consovoy, Patrick Strawbridge, Marc Mukasey and Stefan Passantino.

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Trump is defying congressional investigations into his administration, his family, his business interests and his finances, calling them “presidential harassment.” His administration has ignored subpoenas, refused to let current and former aides testify and declined to hand over documents in the aftermath of the April release of a redacted version of Mueller’s report that detailed Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost Trump’s candidacy.

The Trump Organization, the president’s company, has its own lawyers in the subpoena fights. They include Mukasey, a criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan and former Giuliani law partner whose father Michael Mukasey served as U.S. attorney general from 2007 to 2009 under Republican President George W. Bush, and Passantino, a former lawyer in Trump’s White House who is now at a law firm.

Consovoy and Strawbridge both served as clerks in 2008 for Clarence Thomas, one of the most conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices. The firm Consovoy McCarthy, with offices in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia, and in Boston, is known for arguing against affirmative action policies that benefit racial minority groups that have faced discrimination and for battling women’s healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

The firm also is defending Trump in a lawsuit by the Democratic attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia accusing him of violating a U.S. Constitution anti-corruption provision, called the emoluments clause, barring U.S. officials from accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments. The suit cites Trump’s refusal to disentangle himself from his businesses including a Washington hotel blocks from the White House.

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Reply Trump Demotes Giuliani And Hires More Lawyers For Fight With Congress (Original post)
babylonsister May 2019 OP
MontanaMama May 2019 #1
OnDoutside May 2019 #2
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #3
Andy823 May 2019 #4
Grasswire2 May 2019 #6
uponit7771 May 2019 #8
Leghorn21 May 2019 #10
gohuskies May 2019 #5
uponit7771 May 2019 #9
abqtommy May 2019 #7

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:15 PM

1. Sufferin' Succotash...

Sorry Rudy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:17 PM

2. The Federalist Society are pulling out all the stops to save their poodle.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:20 PM

3. Running out of lawyers, I see. Rump's getting desperate. NT

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:27 PM

4. So who is paying for all these lawyers? nt

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:30 PM

6. RNC with Russian money? nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:10 PM

8. +1

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:35 PM

10. No doubt!! Somebody ask Steve Wynn, Michael Cohen and Elliot Broidy, all ex-RNC finance members,

where all the $ comes from and where all the $ goes

——Seriously

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:28 PM

5. Hope those attorneys are ok with not being paid

The Orange One never pays anyone back... except for making them stooges to do time on his behalf.

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Response to gohuskies (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:11 PM

9. +1, they most likely asked for money up front

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:07 PM

7. So far it appears that the odds of any lawyers

winning cases by representing tRUMP/reTHUGS in court is very slim.

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