Former President Donald Trump has praised his “excellent” legal team as he faces multiple investigations into his conduct and ongoing probes by committees of the House of Representatives.
Trump praised his attorneys in a post on his Truth Social platform on Wednesday in response to an article published by The Washington Post that claimed he was struggling to find adequate legal representation.
“The WAPO story that ‘Trump is scrambling to add seasoned lawyers’ to the Mar-a-Lago Raid case is, as usual, FAKE NEWS,” the former president wrote.
“I already have excellent and experienced lawyers – am very happy with them. This is highly political prosecutorial misconduct, I have not been charged with anything and, most importantly, I did nothing wrong. Thank you!” Trump said.
Trump currently has a number of different lawyers representing him as he faces multiple investigations. Those investigations include an ongoing FBI probe of the handling of White House documents and New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation of the Trump Organization’s finances.
He is also facing another probe into his handling of classified documents from the House Oversight Committee and the House’s January 6 committee is expected to resume public hearings in the fall.
Trump recently hired two former federal prosecutors, Evan Corcoran and James Trusty, to represent him following the FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago home as part of the investigation into White House documents.
Taylor Budowich, the former president’s spokesman, said Trusty and Corcoran “have decades of prosecutorial experience and have litigated some of the most complex cases in American history.”
Corcoran and Trusty have significant experience, with Trusty formerly leading the Department of Justice‘s (DOJ) organized crime and gang section. Corcoran recently represented former Trump adviser Steve Bannon during his trial for contempt of Congress after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the January 6 committee.
Former federal prosecutor John Rowley has also reportedly been representing Trump in interactions with the DOJ.
Bobb is based in Florida and was formerly a host on conservative outlet One America News (OAN), which has been strongly pro-Trump, and her experience in federal litigation largely involved trademark cases on behalf of CrossFit, according to The Washington Post.
Trump is also being represented by another Florida-based attorney, Lindsey Halligan, whose practice has focused on insurance claims at residential and commercial properties and who has reportedly never tried a case at the federal level.
Attorney Alina Habba is also representing Trump on the matter of the White House documents and she joined Bobb in suggesting the FBI could have planted evidence during a TV appearance following the Mar-a-Lago search.
Based in New Jersey near Trump’s Bedminister golf course, Habba was once general counsel to a parking garage company but began representing Trump last year, including in a defamation case brought against him by writer E. Jean Carrol as well as suits Trump brought against The New York Times, his niece Mary Trump and the Democratic National Committee, among others.
Newsweek has reached out to Trump’s office for further comment about his legal representation.
It remains to be seen if Trump will retain further counsel and the former president is facing no criminal charges arising from any investigation.
Alan Dershowitz, the former Harvard Law School professor who was part of Trump’s defense team during his first impeachment trial, told Newsweek on Thursday that attorneys might be discouraged from representing the former president because they fear being “canceled.”
“One problem is that many good lawyers are reluctant to represent Trump because they know they will be canceled by the left – and by some moderates – if they do,” Dershowitz said.
“I know because that happened to me after I defended the Constitution on his behalf in the Senate. Several good lawyers have told me that,” he added.
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