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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The struggle to find expert legal advice puts Trump in a bind as he faces potential criminal exposure from a records dispute with the National Archives that escalated into a federal investigation into possible violations of the Espionage Act and other statutes.

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His history of using lawyers, then throwing them under the bus while simultaneously not paying them and committing ever more egregious crimes is the reason he cannot find good legal help.

His childish behavior and ridiculous temper tantrums make him toxic to professionals.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-17 07:49 AM | Reply

Good lawyers expect to be paid.

#2 | Posted by qcp at 2022-08-17 08:43 AM | Reply

------- doesn't need a criminal lawyer, he needs a CRIMINAL lawyer.

He better call saul!

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-08-17 10:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

According to Republicans, you don't need a criminal lawyer if you are innocent and if you are guilty, you don't deserve one.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-08-17 10:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

If I was a lawyer he was interested in I'd insist on money up front and he agrees to keep his mouth shut or I drop him and keep his money. No more social media or talking to the media. No more communicating with the public through intermediaries.

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-17 11:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

A "good" lawyer defending a bad lawbreaker is incongruent logic.

I think Trumpansy is discovering that the only people willing to die for him are the raggedy deplorables and wannabe Kamakazis whose life is so mediocre... or worse... and have nothing to lose... and so little to actually offer to Trumpansy when the tires hit the pavement.

All they can do is die... but death is an inevitable for all... soooooooo in reality they are legends in their own mind and give nothing.

it's creepy... freaks I tell ya... freakin freaks

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-17 11:32 AM | Reply

A Salon article about this topic. An insurance lawyer. Ha ha. Scraping the bottom of the barrel. MAGA!

"Everyone's saying no": Trump hires Florida insurance lawyer as top attorneys refuse to work for him

Former President Donald Trump and his team have spent days since the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago trying to assemble a "team of respected lawyers" but keep getting rejected, according to The Washington Post.

"Everyone is saying no," a prominent Republican lawyer told the outlet.

Trump is scrambling to find an experienced team of attorneys to defend him amid mounting legal crises. The Justice Department is investigating him under the Espionage Act after he took classified records, including some labeled "top secret," to his Mar-a-Lago residence. He also faces legal scrutiny in the DOJ's investigation into the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, as well as a state civil probe in New York and a Fulton County, Ga., criminal investigation into his efforts to overturn his loss in the state...

www.msn.com

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-08-17 11:36 AM | Reply

lol.... it's pretty bad when even the ambulance chasers don't want anything to do with this rolling train wreck.

There's some reporting that Donnie told advisors that the docs were his, not the government's... which would be one way to scare off defense lawyers.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-17 11:51 AM | Reply

Most professionals prefer to be paid for their services.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-17 12:06 PM | Reply

What's funny is he isn't having any trouble getting his picks elected or ousting those who want to mock him. Liz found out the hard way. Maybe she can take the lead at the DNC now.

#10 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-08-17 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What's funny is he (Trump) isn't having any trouble getting his picks elected or ousting those who want to mock him.

#10 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Baal is not mocked?

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2022-08-17 12:27 PM | Reply

Liz found out the hard way.

#10 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

That you fascists stick together?

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2022-08-17 12:27 PM | Reply

@#10 ... What's funny is he isn't having any trouble getting his picks elected or ousting those who want to mock him. ...

I do not consider that to be funny.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-17 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's DESPERATE lawyer DEMANDS identities of Confidential Informants from FBI

www.youtube.com

no wonder he needs new lawyers

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-17 12:50 PM | Reply

Wait. I thought Der Dotard was 'really, really rich'? I thought the saps at the RNC were footing the bill for his gaggle of legal geese?

The issue seems to be less about being paid and more about having any lawyer's name associated with someone setting a dumpster full of cow dung on fire on Fifth Avenue, except for those odds and sods who think they can make their bones with the Modern Republican Party by defending it's standard bearer, who has climbed into that dumpster and is rolling around...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-17 12:56 PM | Reply

@#15 ... I thought the saps at the RNC were footing the bill for his gaggle of legal geese? ...

The RNC Has Been Bankrolling Trump's Legal Bills. If He Runs, They're Cutting Him Off. (July 28, 2022)
www.vanityfair.com

...The Republican National Committee, which has already paid nearly $2 million to the former president's legal defense, will reportedly stop if he officially enters the next presidential race, a threat that may keep Trump from announcing before the midterms....

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-17 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I do not consider that to be funny.
#13 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2022-08-17 12:48 PM

I can see why.

#17 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-08-17 02:14 PM | Reply

@#17 ... I can see why. ...

I remain to be convinced that you do see why.


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-17 02:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

I had to flag that funny because we know that is impossible for Trump. I mean if his lips were sewn shut and his fingers removed - maybe...

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-08-17 05:42 PM | Reply

What's funny is he isn't having any trouble getting his picks elected or ousting those who want to mock him.
#10 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTURDS

You can't mock Trump? The emperor has no clothes you sycophantic moron.

The reason good lawyers aren't willing to defend him and dumb fkkking conservatives are isn't something you should be proud of.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-08-17 05:59 PM | Reply

@#10 ... What's funny is he isn't having any trouble getting his picks elected or ousting those who want to mock him. ...

David Perdue would say no to that, Jody Hice, Vernon Jones, Jake Edwards, Madison Cawthorn, Janice McGeachin, & Charles Herbster are just a few that will disagree. Also, most of his candidates are losing biggly to their Democratic opponents, Oz, JD Vance, Walker, Ron Johnson & Blake Masters. So much for that alleged Red Wave.

But, you believe all the stuff that QAON news tells you.

#21 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-08-18 12:53 PM | Reply

Deplorables just sent him millions of dollars.

He will find a criminal defense lawyer willing to defend his lies for the right price.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-08-18 01:04 PM | Reply

"He will find a criminal defense lawyer willing to defend his lies for the right price."

I hear Alex Jones' lawyer is looking for work.

#23 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-18 01:07 PM | Reply

Imagine them not wanting involvement in defending lies. They should be disbarred.

#24 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-08-18 03:44 PM | Reply

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