Major Law Firms Decline To Represent Trump…

Four top law firms turned down requests to represent Trump

 

Apparently our BLOTUS is having difficultly securing some of America’s most prestigious law firms to represent him. We are thinking there is a certain poetic justice at play here. Trump has proven himself to be a man who is prone to ignoring sound advice as well as being a man with questionable ethical standards. It is easy to understand why the nation’;s best law firms would not want to be associated with, let alone represent, Trump. They have reputations they must protect.

Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed White House overtures to represent President Trump in the Russia investigations, in part over concerns that the president would be unwilling to listen to their advice, according to five sources familiar with discussions about the matter.

The unwillingness of some of the country’s most prestigious attorneys and their law firms to represent Trump has complicated the administration’s efforts to mount a coherent defense strategy to deal with probes being conducted by four congressional committees as well as Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

The president’s chief lawyer now in charge of the case is Marc E. Kasowitz, a tough New York civil litigator who for years has aggressively represented Trump in multiple business and public relations disputes — often with threats of countersuits and menacing public statements — but who has little experience dealing with complex congressional and Justice Department investigations that are inevitably influenced by media coverage and public opinion.

Before Kasowitz was retained, however, some of the biggest law firms and their best-known attorneys turned down overtures when they were sounded out by White House officials to see if they would be willing to represent the president, the sources said.

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The lawyers and their firms cited a variety of factors in choosing not to take on the president as a client. Some, like Brendan Sullivan, said they had upcoming trials or existing commitments that would make it impossible for them to devote the necessary time and resources to Trump’s defense.

Others mentioned potential conflicts with clients of their firms, such as financial institutions that have already received subpoenas relating to potential money-laundering issues that are part of the investigation.

But a consistent theme, the sources said, was the concern about whether the president would accept the advice of his lawyers and refrain from public statements and tweets that have consistently undercut his position.

“The concerns were, ‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen,’” said one lawyer close to the White House who is familiar with some of the discussions between the firms and the administration, as well as deliberations within the firms themselves.

The lawyers and their firms cited a variety of factors in choosing not to take on the president as a client. Some, like Brendan Sullivan, said they had upcoming trials or existing commitments that would make it impossible for them to devote the necessary time and resources to Trump’s defense.

But a consistent theme, the sources said, was the concern about whether the president would accept the advice of his lawyers and refrain from public statements and tweets that have consistently undercut his position.

“The concerns were, ‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen,’” said one lawyer close to the White House who is familiar with some of the discussions between the firms and the administration, as well as deliberations within the firms themselves.

Others mentioned potential conflicts with clients of their firms, such as financial institutions that have already received subpoenas relating to potential money-laundering issues that are part of the investigation. (empasis mine)

Continue reading the YAHOO article HERE.

More Trump BS…

As Trump is  so often wont to do he is placing blame on senate democrats for delaying confirmation of his nominees. The only problem is responsibly for this rests squarely on his own shoulders. Like so mush else Trump says we learn the facts do not align with the truth.

AP – President Donald Trump is accusing Senate Democrats of slow-walking his nominees, but his blame is misplaced. It’s the president who is lagging behind his predecessors in naming candidates for key government posts during his first five months in the office.

Trump has so far nominated 110 people for 559 positions, fewer nominations than each of the last four presidents, according to the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service. By comparison, Democrat Barack Obama had selected 252 nominees by early June 2009.

Thirty-six percent of Trump’s nominees have been confirmed, compared with 59 percent for Obama, the group’s data show, suggesting that Trump indeed has had fewer nominees confirmed.

But blaming the Democrats in this case ignores the reality that Trump’s fellow Republicans control the Senate, where nominations are confirmed. They run the committees and schedule, and changes in Senate rules engineered by Democrats in 2013 require only a simple majority to confirm nominees.

As part of a Monday morning tweetstorm, Trump wrote that Democrats “are taking forever” to confirm his nominees, including ambassadors. “They are nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS! Want approvals,” he tweeted.

Really, a republican talking about obstructionists? Republicans are the masters at obstructionism as recent history glaringly shows. Republicans spent 8 years intentionally obstructing much of President Obama’s agenda. So, republicans, including the so-called president have absolutely nothing to crow about here.

Continue reading the AP article HERE.