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Trump Attorney Troubles Continue — Eric’s Lawyer Just Quit His Case

The Trump family seems to have some difficulty with attorney retention. That’s right, they’ve lost another one. This time, it’s not the former president’s attorney who’s off the case, but his son, Eric Trump’s legal representation in the Trump Organization’s tax fraud case.

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 25: Eric Trump, son of U.S. President Donald Trump, pre-records his address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a televised format, similar to the Democratic Party’s convention a week earlier. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

According to Forbes, Marc Mukasey of Mukasey Frenchman LLP had been representing Eric for over a year when he filed his intent to withdraw from the case last week.

Mukasey is also a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani, and was quoted in the Washington Post last month when a 2018 transcript came to light showing that he had defended Giuliani’s right to “throw a fake” in a political campaign. “You’re under no obligation to tell the truth,” Mukasey said at the time.

However, the situation seems to have shifted for all involved. Giuliani has had his law license suspended over election lawsuits organized to push a narrative — to “throw a fake,” one might say — and the Trump family is facing new legal challenges that Mukasey seems ready to distance himself from.

He’s far from the first lawyer the Trump family has lost. Trump’s personal attorney when he took office, Michael Cohen, went to prison for actions taken to cover for the then-president. Giuliani took over that role, and as mentioned, cannot currently practice law in his home state of New York, or in D.C.. Donald Trump also had attorneys walk away from representing him in his second impeachment trial.

Why is it so hard for the Trumps to hold onto legal representation? Well, while Mukasey hasn’t made any statement about his reasoning, both Cohen and Giuliani have reportedly struggled (and so far, failed) to collect on their fees for their work. As for Eric, he has also been speaking openly about getting stacks of subpoenas.



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