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Trump lawyers face ethical and legal responsibilities

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Legal risks are considered a natural part of the job for lawyers working with former President Donald Trump. I have an ethical complaint.

The New York Times reported that legal experts were joking that MAGA now stands for “Making Attorneys Get Attorneys,” based on the reputational risks of working with Trump.

Kimberly Wale, a law professor at the University of Baltimore who has closely followed the January 6, 2021 Capitol shooting investigation, told The New York Times: Trump’s lawyers face ‘no way to keep out of chaos’.

The 65 Project is a bipartisan effort to hold Trump Alliance lawyers accountable for filing 65 lawsuits across battleground states to overturn the legitimacy of the 2020 election, resulting in more than 40 ethical lawsuits. complaints to their respective state bar associations. diagram.

Among the 17 lawsuits filed last month are ethical concerns raised against former Trump attorneys John Eastman, Creta Mitchell and Jenna Ellis.

On January 6, 2021, Eastman called on former Vice President Mike Pence’s attorneys to break the law and stop the process of proving the 2020 election. By the time President Joe Biden took office, he was still pitching ways to overturn the election.

Mitchell is now leading a group of Republican pollsters to challenge the results of the midterm elections. Ellis was ordered to testify before a special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, before investigating whether Trump and his associates attempted to interfere in the 2020 election.

Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former personal attorney, has also been named as the subject of a Georgia investigation, and his license to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York has been suspended over his election fraud allegations. .

Another former Trump attorney, Sydney Powell, is under investigation for overseeing attempts to copy classified election data and coordinating the breach of Georgia election files.

Now Trump’s attorney, Christina Bob, said after signing a letter certifying that a “meticulous search” had been conducted and that all materials that were at Mar-a-Lago at the time had been returned to the U.S. government. I am currently facing legal issues. per court submission. Two months later, the FBI raided Trump’s Florida golf clubs and found 20 boxes of new material for her, including 11 classified sets of her.

Trump’s ex-lawyer, adult film star Stormy Daniels, has been sentenced to three years in prison for arranging illegal hush-money payments to stop him from speaking about his relationship with Trump. Michael Cohen warned Trump’s current legal team: He cites his own felonies, including tax evasion, campaign finance violations, and bank fraud, to “get a lawyer.”

“Ultimately, the next time you get a call from Sydney Powell or Rudy Giuliani and they say, ‘Hey, can you sign this,’ they’re going to say ‘no. I want to show all lawyers that there are professional consequences,” 65 Project director Michael Teter told The New York Times.