Report Reveals Trump Is Frantically Searching For “Killer” Criminal Defense Attorneys, As Fear Of DOJ Indictment Rapidly Mounts

He knows what's coming.

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Last night, the bombshell news broke from CNN that agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant raid on ex-President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home/resort in Palm Beach, Florida, last night.

The raid was confirmed by Trump himself in a statement that was delivered to CNN following the news, as well as in a statement through his Save America PAC that was posted across social media.

The raid serves as a pretty clear indicator that things are beginning to seriously heat up against the corrupt, one-term, twice-impeached former president.

But according to a new report from Rolling Stone, it turns out Trump and his closest advisors have apparently been prepping for the impending doom all summer, as they’ve reportedly spent the last several months trying to hunt down a “killer” criminal defense attorney in preparation for the possible indictments that could be coming down the pike from the DOJ.

Rolling Stone reports:

Behind closed doors this summer, Donald Trump and his advisers have been narrowing the shortlist of criminal defense attorneys he’d need to take on the Justice Department. The former president has had preliminary conversations with Tim Parlatore, a lawyer best known for successfully representing an accused war criminal, about possible legal strategies should the department escalate its probe or hit Trump with charges, two people with knowledge of the matter and a third source briefed on it tell Rolling Stone.

Monday’s FBI raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago will likely intensify that search, as the Justice Department broadens and accelerates its investigations into Trump, his team and close associates, and their efforts to subvert the 2020 presidential election. The federal search of the twice-impeached leader of the GOP’s Florida estate, however, appears connected to an investigation into Trump’s retention of classified materials and sensitive presidential documents. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida didn’t respond to a request for comment on the raid, as the former president and his team described it.

In recent months, Trump and Parlatore have sporadically discussed the possibility of the Department of Justice charging the former president, according to the two people with knowledge of the situation. Sources requested anonymity from Rolling Stone in order to discuss sensitive matters related to former President Trump. As Parlatore’s stock has shot up MAGAland, Trump himself has privately referred to the lawyer as ‘a killer’ (one of the ex-president’s preferred descriptors for attorneys or businesspeople he deems adequately ruthless or effective) who won big for ‘warrior’ Gallagher.”

To be frank, I believe Trump himself knows what’s coming. It’s only a matter of time.

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