Discussion: Internal Rivalries Within Growing Cast Of Lawyers Defending Trump, Associates Adds New Layer Of Drama

Circular firing squad, everyone under one bus or another.

Oval Trailer Lawyer Cage Fight on Pay-per-View? I’d actually sign up for cable for the first time in my life.

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Does “fulsome” have a different meaning in legal writing?
If so, a lot of people don’t know about it.

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Trump, Plus Anyone in His Orbit = The Donner Party

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If so, Trump will keep them well fed.

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Hope current WH staff sees this. Suckers.

"Michael Caputo, another former campaign aide, met with House
lawmakers last week and says he expects to testify again in front of
senators and potentially Mueller’s team. Caputo is being represented by
former New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco, and said he’s
liquidating his children’s college funds to pay the bills.Asked
about the campaign money covering Don Jr. and other folks’ legal fees,
he responded: “Lucky for them. And unlucky for me. And unlucky for my
children who are now going to community college.”

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No. I’ve never seen it used in any legal papers before.

“Any one of those individuals can anticipate that they will be in a position to provide information adverse to any of the other individuals,” said Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor and legal ethics expert. “They have to have their own lawyer.”

But, but…no one in the Trump campaign or transition or administration or family or business did anything wrong. So, what’s the problem? How could there be anything at all that one could say that would be adverse to any other member of the team?

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Could be worse. They could be going to Trump University.

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So you couldn’t call it “winsome” then.

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Nope.

Asked about the campaign money covering Don Jr. and other folks’ legal fees, he responded: “Lucky for them. And unlucky for me. And unlucky for my children who are now going to community college.

“If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.” (With all due respect to our canine companions. Sorry, there just isn’t really another good proverb that I’m aware of that is as appropriate and succinct.)

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there just isn’t really another good proverb

Let’s invent one: Work for a thief, expect to get robbed.

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Works for me.

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Well, you winsome, you losesome.

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Work for a fucker, expect to get fucked.

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Recall the GOP’s disdain for ‘trial lawyers’ when John Edwards was running? We now have trial lawyers tripping over each other in the White House.

Since it seems everyone in Trump’s administration has or will have their own attorneys, the White House will soon resemble the Balkan States as each lawyer jostles for legal and political advantage. Jared vs. Bannon! Conoway vs. Junior. Oh, the horror!

We’re in for a ride!

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This is a good thing. The more personal attorneys there are, the more Mueller can bargain and the more information will come out.

Prisoner’s dilemma.