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This is Trump’s team fighting his legal battles
Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly sought a blanket pardon
These 17 Gen Z climate activists are ready to challenge Biden
With Jordan Erb.
1. ALL OF TRUMP’S LAWYERS: Former President Donald Trump faces legal jeopardy on multiple fronts. He runs the risk of becoming the first president to be indicted. In his corner is a mix of lawyers who helped him try to overturn the election, plus those who defended him during his first impeachment. Even in the ever-changing Trumpworld, there are many familiar faces.
Here’s a peek at Insider’s exclusive list of Trump’s team:
Election challengers: Sidney Powell and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are outcasts now, but Trump leans on other campaign veterans who played less high-profile roles in the post-election fight.
Key names: Justin Clark, a former deputy campaign manager, continues to coordinate Trump’s legal efforts. Multiple Trump advisors have criticized Clark over his handling of court fights across battleground states that fizzled amid the baseless and conspiracy-heavy strategy advanced by Powell and others. Alex Cannon, a top campaign lawyer, has been tasked with unwinding Trump’s failed reelection campaign. He may also feature prominently in any comeback bid.
The Ukraine team and White House alums: Jay Sekulow, Michael Purpura, Patrick Philbin, Eric D. Herschmann, and former White House counsel Pat Cipollone all remain involved in Trump’s current affairs after joining the successful defense in his first impeachment.
The New York team: Trumpworld remains concerned about the Manhattan investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances. The former president has held onto a respected team to fight it.
The big names: Marc Mukasey, a New York-based criminal defense lawyer and son of former Attorney General Michael Mukasey; Alan Futerfas and Jane Raskin, a criminal defense lawyer who had previously helped Trump in the Russia investigation and in his first impeachment trial. Lawrence Rosen, a lawyer who advised Trump on issues related to Stormy Daniels’ hush-money payment, is also involved.
There may be more trouble coming their way: A lawyer for Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of a top Trump Organization employee, says Weisselberg has more documents to hand over to prosecutors.
Read the rest of our exclusive report on Trump’s team.
2. Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly sought a blanket pardon from Trump: The Florida Republican privately asked the White House for pardons for himself and other members of Congress just before Trump left office, The New York Times reports. It’s unclear if the White House knew about the Justice Department’s probe into whether Gaetz engaged in sex trafficking. Gaetz’s office denies that he had sex with a 17-year-old or that he specifically requested a pardon related to the investigation. More on the latest development in Gaetz’s scandal.
3. Biden shifts the vaccine goalposts again: He announced that all American adults will be eligible to get the COVID-19 …read more
Source:: Business Insider
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