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Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:01 AM

Fees -- not just strategy -- blew up Trump's legal team

Scoop: Fees ó not just strategy ó blew up Trump's legal team

Axios
Alayna Treene, author of Sneak Peek

Disagreements over legal strategy weren't the only reason Donald Trump's defense team collapsed just days before his second impeachment trial, Axios has learned.

What we're hearing: The notoriously stingy former president and his lead lawyer, Butch Bowers, wrangled over compensation during a series of tense phone calls, sources familiar with their conversations said. The argument came even though Trump has raised over $170 million from the public that could be used on his legal defenses.

The two initially agreed Bowers would be paid $250,000 for his individual services, a figure that "delighted" Trump, one of the sources said.

However, Trump didn't realize Bowers hadn't included additional expenses ó including more lawyers, researchers and other legal fees that would be accrued on the job.

More at link:

https://www.axios.com/trump-legal-fees-impeachment-trial-8f6578e6-0662-4aea-8edc-aee2530c5165.html

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Wicked Blue Feb 2021 OP
TreasonousBastard Feb 2021 #1
getagrip_already Feb 2021 #2
sarcasmo Feb 2021 #3
Walleye Feb 2021 #4
Wicked Blue Feb 2021 #5
Walleye Feb 2021 #6
Wicked Blue Feb 2021 #7
Walleye Feb 2021 #8

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:02 AM

1. What's the problem? He wasn't going to pay it anyway.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:06 AM

2. they probably wanted it up front.... n/t

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:09 AM

3. Money up front, burns broke A$$ Trump.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:26 AM

4. A quarter million for lawyers. Here we are arguing over the size of a pittance we should give people

Iím sick to death of the zillionaires who want to pinch pennies when it comes to regular people. Cheapskates and tightwads thatís how I think of Republicans

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Response to Walleye (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:34 AM

5. That's how they get their zillions? Cheating people.

t-rump is a notorious skinflint when it comes to paying contractors, lawyers, etc.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:39 AM

6. I couldn't live with myself if I cheated people like that

Iím pretty sure I leave bigger tips In restaurants than anyone in the Trump family. Hell, they probably donít even pay the check.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:40 AM

7. Maybe they swipe the tips from other tables

One never knows.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 11:57 AM

8. 😆

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