Donald Trump has spent a fair amount of his business time in courtrooms. The former president often brags about how many cases he’s been involved in. Trump’s current legal issues, though, are something different entirely. The cases he is facing in New York and Georgia could bring down his business empire and political career. According to a new report from Axios, some of Trump’s closest advisers don’t think that his current lawyers are up to the challenge.
One source told Axios’ Jonathan Swan, “He has some lawyers that are very sophisticated with years of experience litigating, and he has now fallen prey to inexperienced lawyers who are just telling him what he wants to hear.”
A different confidant explained, “There are real concerns about having a state court tort lawyer come in to represent Donald Trump, not understanding the nuances and issues that surround a former president.”
Much of the concern is directed at Alina Habba, who is working with the former president after being recommended by Eric Trump. Habba said in a statement to Axios:
“It is a sad day when the press finds the need to belittle someone who has elected not to work at a ‘white shoe’ firm but has rather opted to build and manage her own law firm. If you believe former President Donald Trump has fallen prey and is being victimized by someone such as myself, then you do not understand Donald Trump, the Trump Organization or his family very well.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.