- Donald Trump is struggling to find lawyers willing to represent him, according to a Washington Post report.
- The Post spoke to several lawyers, some of whom described Trump as an unlikely client.
- Others said they feared they would not be paid after representing him.
Former President Donald Trump is having trouble finding a good lawyer to represent him, according to a new report from The Washington Post.
The Post spoke to several attorneys who spoke on condition of anonymity about Trump’s efforts to find an experienced attorney to represent him. “Everybody’s saying no,” one Republican lawyer told The Post, assessing how lawyers are rejecting the Trump camp’s cases.
Also, speaking on condition of anonymity, another attorney spoke about the difficulties he faces representing Trump. They said that during his presidency, Trump would tweet about Mueller’s investigation against the advice of his legal team. Several other people also told The Post that Trump was an unlikely client and were concerned about whether they would be compensated for their work.
“In the old days, he told the firms that represented him it was a benefit because they could advertise him. It’s not the same today,” said Michael Cohen, a former Trump lawyer who has since become a critic. the ex-president’s tough.
“He’s also a very difficult client in that he’s always pushing the envelope, he rarely listens to sound legal advice, and he wants you to do things that aren’t ethically or legally appropriate,” Cohen added.
Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told The Post that Trump’s legal team includes individuals like Jim Trusty and Evan Corcoran, who have “decades of prosecutorial experience and have litigated some of the most complex cases in American history.”
“President Trump is represented by some of the strongest attorneys in the country, and any suggestion otherwise is fueled only by envy,” Budowich said.
Trump is currently represented by Trusty and Corcoran — as well as Alina Habba, a parking garage attorney in New Jersey, and former One America News anchor Christina Bobb.
Trump is facing several major legal challenges this year, including an investigation in New York into whether the Trump Organization violated banking, insurance and tax laws and engaged in financial fraud. Trump pleaded fifth more than 440 times during his deposition in the case.
Trump could also face possible criminal charges following a Justice Department investigation into whether he misused confidential documents. While executing a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago last Monday, the FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents — some of which were marked “top secret” and related to nuclear weapons. According to the order, the Justice Department is looking into whether Trump broke three federal laws, including the Espionage Act.
A representative at Trump’s post-presidential press office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.