Trump’s Lawyers Abandon Him?

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( – On Friday, the day after former President Donald Trump announced that he was indicted in connection to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation, the former President parted ways with two of his attorneys.

Trump, who is currently leading the 2024 Republican presidential primary, is going to be facing at least 7 counts in his indictment, potentially including obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and illegally retaining classified documents. He is now set to appear before a federal court in Miami on Tuesday, until then the indictment is to remain under seal.

Both of Trump’s lawyers, Jim Trusty and John Rowley, who had been representing him in this case resigned on Friday.

Trusty and Rowley noted in a statement that they had resigned from their position and that they would not be representing Trump in either the classified documents case or the case relating to his role in the January 6th Capitol insurrection. They added that it had been “an honor” to have defended Trump for the last year and that they were certain he would be “vindicated” in this case against the Biden administration’s weaponized justice system.

They noted that now that a case has officially been filed in Miami, it is logical for them to step down and allow others to take over the case. This also means that they are not going to be making any media appearances and they will continue to keep all communications they have had with the former President confidential.

Trump on Friday revealed that a new attorney, Todd Blanche, would be joining his fight and representing him. He proceeded to thank his former lawyers for their work.

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