If your favorite cocktail goes down better when accompanied by the tears of a clown, the Post’s review of Trump’s inability to hire good counsel might be worth your time. A couple of deep cuts:
[OAN host/moron] Bobb’s prior legal experience at the federal level consists mainly of a handful of trademark infringement cases on behalf of CrossFit during a stint at a San Diego law firm. […]
Trump’s other lawyer currently based in Florida is Lindsey Halligan, whose practice, according to a professional biography, focuses on insurance claims at residential and commercial properties. She was admitted to the Florida bar in 2014. A search of federal court records found no filings under her name. […]
[…] Trump is also being represented in the records dispute by Alina Habba, who leads a three-attorney firm with an office near Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Her professional experience includes serving as general counsel to a parking garage company. […]
He also has a couple of real attorneys, “real” in this context meaning that they’re former federal prosecutors. But, as the piece points out, he has a track record of not listening and not paying, which catches up with you after a while. That’s not new information, but the revelation that one of his lawyers signed a document saying that the classified material had been handed over, and it wasn’t, is new information about every lawyer’s nightmare client.
This made me chuckle:
Many of the president’s former lawyers, such as Pat Cipollone, Pat Philbin and Justin Clark are not expected to be involved in the investigation’s defense, people familiar with the matter said.
No shit, because they’re probably witnesses!
Anyway, this is all self-inflicted. When Trump is desperate, he might just pay a giant retainer and fire his current set of slip-and-fall litigators. Until then, this is an amusing little sidelight to our common disaster.