According to Bloomberg, Trump administration attorneys are struggling to find a job, and that’s not too surprising since the twice-impeached one-term president incited the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
Ken Cuccinelli, who served in the No. 2 job at the Homeland Security Department under Trump, sought a corporate opportunity after leaving the administration and said that didn’t work out.
“They just decided they didn’t want Trump people,” Cuccinelli said. “It was just flat out—you can call it Trump discrimination.”
Republicans have really become the party of victimization. Cuccinelli tied himself to a toxic and polarizing president, so this is what happens.
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The outlet reports that “Trump lawyers have been more difficult to place than those who served in previous administrations, particularly if they were closely connected to his most controversial policies or if they lacked the experience past alumni had, said Lauren Drake, a partner at search firm Macrae.”
“Several companies and law firms distanced themselves from Trump after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Corporate law firm Crowell & Moring called for Trump’s removal from office and urged others to make the same demand,” the report continues. “Law firms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Seyfarth Shaw dropped Trump and his businesses as clients.”
Cuccinelli admitted that Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 made things worse.
“I don’t think anyone coming out of the George W. Bush administration was told, ‘We can’t hire this person,’” Cuccinelli said. “I’m sure Jan. 6 made it that much worse than it ever would have been.”
“Attorney General William Barr, Jeffrey Rosen—who ran the Justice Department in an acting capacity after Barr left—U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone are among those who have yet to resurface with full-time jobs,” the report continues.
Well, Barr is writing a book, but he might have other issues to deal with. Amazingly, these people apparently thought attaching themselves to the most toxic person in the United States would look good on their resumé. As they say, everything Trump touches dies.
You can read the rest of the report here.
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