NYT Report Claims Lawyers At Trump’s Law Firm Which Are Representing Him In Election Lawsuits Are Now Worried About Helping Him “Undermine The Integrity Of American Elections”

Is Donald Trump worth their reputation?


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We’ve heard the reports of growing panic and discomfort among White House staffers within the Trump administration as Donald outright refuses to accept the results of the presidential election that he lost to his Democratic opponent, former Vice President turned President-Elect Joe Biden — resulting in tons of baseless lawsuits, litigations, court filings, and tweets in a desperate attempt to cling to his pipe dream of a second term.

However, according to a new report from the New York Times, officials and staff inside the Trump White House aren’t the only ones getting antsy about their association with this disaster of a president.

According to the publication, the law firms Jones Day and Porter Wright have been representing both Trump and the Republican party in their claims of voter fraud and some of the attorneys within the firms are beginning to worry about the mark this association will leave on their reputation.

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The Times report reads:

Some senior lawyers at Jones Day, one of the country’s largest law firms, are worried that it is advancing arguments that lack evidence and may be helping Mr. Trump and his allies undermine the integrity of American elections, according to interviews with nine partners and associates, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect their jobs.

At another large firm, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, based in Columbus, Ohio, lawyers have held internal meetings to voice similar concerns about their firm’s election-related work for Mr. Trump and the Republican Party, according to people at the firm. At least one lawyer quit in protest.”

Some Jones Day partners have admitted that they had to reassure some of the firm’s clients that their representation of Donald Trump would not affect their work on other cases.

Longtime Republican elections lawyer who left Jones Day in August, Benjamin L. Ginsberg, wrote in the Washington Post the month after his departure, “Many of the GOP’s litigation concerns are meritorious in principle. But the president’s inflammatory language undercuts the claim that Republicans seek merely to uphold statutory safeguards needed to validate the results’ credibility.”

The report continues:

Six Jones Day lawyers said that given the small number of late-arriving ballots involved in the litigation, and the fact that they already had been segregated, the main goal of the litigation seemed to be to erode public confidence in the election results.

In recent days, two Jones Day lawyers said they had faced heckling from friends and others on social media about working at a firm that is supporting Mr. Trump’s efforts.”

“To me, it seems extremely shortsighted,” one Jones Day attorney for their Washington office said, admitting that he felt that the firm risked its reputation by taking on a case that undermines the rule of law.

It seems that everyone around Donald Trump is quickly growing tired of these antics. I have a feeling that, by January, he won’t have anyone left to back him up.

You can read the full report here.

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