Trump mocked for 'sidelining' his new $3 Million attorney: 'Must have given him actual legal advice' - Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Via:  Devangelical  •  6 months ago  •  15 comments

By:   David Badash, The New Civil Rights (Raw Story - Celebrating Years of Independent Journalism)

Trump mocked for 'sidelining' his new $3 Million attorney: 'Must have given him actual legal advice' - Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism
Trump mocked for 'sidelining' his new $3 Million attorney: 'Must have given him actual legal advice'

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It's no secret Donald Trump has been virtually unable to hire highly-respected attorneys to defend him in the many legal and civil cases he is facing for a variety of alleged crimes and misdeeds, including his actions surrounding fraudulent efforts to overturn a free and fair election and the January 6 insurrection, his retention and refusal to return hundreds of classified documents, and his alleged real estate and tax fraud cases, and more.

One of the rumored reasons Trump, a former President, has been unable to retain quality legal representation is he "has a long history of allegedly not payinghis bills," as Vanity Fair has noted.

Trump did manage to hire what many consider a qualified and respected attorney for his legal issues surrounding his classified documents case.

Chris Kise, the former solicitor general for Florida, agreed to work for Trump but only if he was paid up front.

Thanks to Trump's massive fundraising operation Kise is being paid millions, effectively by Trump supporters.

Kise is also no longer leading the case.

CNN reports Kise "has been sidelined from the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation less than a month after he was brought on to represent Trump in the matter, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN."

"Kise's hiring came with an unusual price tag of $3 million, paid for by Trump's outside spending arm. The retainer fee, paid upfront, raised eyebrows among other lawyers on Trump's team, given the former President has a developed a reputation for not paying his legal fees."

Legal experts are mocking Trump for sidelining his top attorney.

"Obviously this means the lawyer must have given Trump actual legal advice," teased George Conway.

"Which is just RUDE," replied attorney Ken White.

MSNBC/NBC News legal analyst and anchor Katie Phang asked, "So Kise is a $3 million dollar benchwarmer?"

"Trump is already throwing over Chris Kise after signing a $3M retainer and convincing him to leave Foley & Lardner? That seems ... not smart," says Liz Dye, who writes about law and politics. "Chaos monkey gonna chaos monkey, I guess."

Dan Berman, CNN Politics managing editor for legal, immigration, and the Supreme Court serves up the perfect headline: "Trump's 3 Million Dollar Man is sidelined already."

LA Times columnist Harry Litman, a frequent guest on MSNBC and a former U.S. Attorney offered perhaps the most amusing response:

"The one credible lawyer that Trump has hired in years, Chris Kise, paying $3M up front, now has been demoted and is no longer leading the MAL defense. Must be Trump's payback for the fix he's now in w/ Judge Dearie. He thinks he's Goldfinger/Dr.No but he's really Austin Powers."

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1  seeder  devangelical    6 months ago

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1.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1    6 months ago

some of the tweets on this related story are f'n hilarious...

Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1    6 months ago

maga = makes attorneys get attorneys


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1.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    6 months ago

So funny, when they raided Mar-A-Lardo - everyone was wondering for which crime.  

Then the steaming pile's enablers and supporters still say there's a lack of evidence for the multitude of charges he's facing, been facing, will face.


Professor Principal
1.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    6 months ago

Indeed dev -

Laurence Tribe
Amazing. I wonder if Trump yanked the $3 million fee he’d agreed to pay Chris Kise? Or maybe he never actually paid Kise up front? Either way, quitting seems the only smart move Kise made since signing on with Trump.
Jacob Rubashkin
So Trump finally finds a respected Florida lawyer to represent him in the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation, pays him $3 million upfront, and then weeks later the lawyer is no longer on the case? https:// itics/chris-kise-trump-mar-a-lago/index.html
Smart and trumpturd - don't belong in the same sentence.
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2  Trout Giggles    6 months ago

Kise probably told him to hire a be fitted for an orange jump suit

Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    6 months ago

XXXL will fit, but it might be a little snug...

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @2.1    6 months ago

Is there enough orange cotton/rayon blend to make a jumpsuit for him?

Professor Principal
2.1.2  seeder  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.1    6 months ago


Professor Principal
2.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @2.1.2    6 months ago

That one there still might be a bit snug dev.

Professor Quiet
3  cjcold    6 months ago

The Christian god didn't save us from far-right wing fascism in WWII.

Seems that in this day and age that fascism should be nipped in the bud.

Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @3    6 months ago

these days the hardcore thumpers are the fascists. meh, that just makes it easier...

Freshman Guide
4  Revillug    6 months ago

Actual legal advice or expected payment in actual dollars.

Hal A. Lujah
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5  Hal A. Lujah    6 months ago

Trump only hires the best people …. jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

Professor Principal
6  Kavika     6 months ago

LMAO, sideline the starting quarterback...Classic stupidity. $3 million to sit and do nothing, simply more proof that he is indeed a great businessman and a really smart guy. /s


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