Thursday, March 29, 2018

Why Can't Trumpanzee Find A Decent Lawyer?


A friend of mine, a top-notch, national prominent attorney, once had a law partner who had, earlier in his life, represented a particularly troublesome client, someone who has lately risen in life from a two-bit crooked real estate developer to occupant of the Oval Office. Yes, Señor Trumpanzee. He told my friend that representing him was the worst thing, professionally, he had ever done. Aside from having a problem with collecting his fees, there was something even worse. They would be driving to court in the morning and the lawyer would say to Señor T, "Whatever you do, do not say "XYZ" to the judge or we'll be sunk. So Señor T is sworn in and the judge asks him to state his name. Señor T says, "Let's cut the crap and get right to the issue at hand: 'XYZ.'"

I didn't even know Craig's List still exists but it does-- and someone sent me this link yesterday.

This is a real ad, running now... aimed at the-- for lack of a better way to put it-- "president" of the United States of America, a position previously held by Barack Obama and, before that, men like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt. On Wednesday, CNN seemed stunned that Trump can't find a good lawyer, virtually all the top firms having turned him down. What a shame, Trump's old pal and mentor, Roy Cohn, is rotting in hell!
Well-known Washington lawyers cited several reasons for declining the President in recent weeks, according to multiple sources familiar with their decisions. Among them, Trump appears to be a difficult client and has rebuked some of his lawyers' advice. He's perceived as so politically unpopular he may damage reputations rather than boost them. Lawyers at large firms fear backlash from their corporate clients if they were to represent the President. And many want to steer clear of conflicts of interest that could complicate their other obligations.

"With a figure who is as polarizing as the President, it makes the decision about whether to represent him a more difficult one," said Philip West, chairman of large Washington law firm Steptoe & Johnson. The firm was among several to decline to represent Trump last year. "Any large law firm has clients that have very strong feelings."

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At 1:20 AM, Anonymous ap215 said...

Because just like the GOP he's unstable

At 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they charge him w/ treason, fraud, and conspiracy AND he has to have a public defender it would be both hillarious and poetic

At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Occam's Razor again. 5 will get you 10 that the real reason is they're afraid they won't be paid.

I've dealt with a few lawyers in my lifetime. The better they are, the more they are focused on getting paid. They're good not because they know you are in the right... in fact, they don't even care. They're good because they know all the ways to play the 'game'.

They're first and only real concern is getting paid.

At 6:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, if only The Donald had paid Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe LLC for previously rendered legal services. They would gladly take on this challenge!

At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hearing that he only hires people these days based on who will kiss his ass and make him feel manly. He doesn't care about anyone being good. Just servile.

And the servile ones must accept not getting paid since that is his well-earned rep.

So that means he'll only get the ones who are looking for publicity, who eagerly perform on their knees and will do so pro bono... oh, and are eager to have a total Tourette's afflicted fool for a client.

At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many lawyers tRump has left unpaid (and how much he owes them) in his glorious career of screwing everyone he can.

At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good guess would be the ones that lost... like when he sued Bill Maher and lost.


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