Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Donald Trump cannot find any good lawyers to represent him in the Russia investigations.

Courtesy of Yahoo News:

Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed White House overtures to represent President Trump in the Russia investigations, in part over concerns that the president would be unwilling to listen to their advice, according to five sources familiar with discussions about the matter. 

The unwillingness of some of the country’s most prestigious attorneys and their law firms to represent Trump has complicated the administration’s efforts to mount a coherent defense strategy to deal with probes being conducted by four congressional committees as well as Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. 

The president’s chief lawyer now in charge of the case is Marc E. Kasowitz, a tough New York civil litigator who for years has aggressively represented Trump in multiple business and public relations disputes — often with threats of countersuits and menacing public statements — but who has little experience dealing with complex congressional and Justice Department investigations that are inevitably influenced by media coverage and public opinion. 

Before Kasowitz was retained, however, some of the biggest law firms and their best-known attorneys turned down overtures when they were sounded out by White House officials to see if they would be willing to represent the president, the sources said. 

Among them, sources said, were some of the most high-profile names in the legal profession, including Brendan Sullivan of Williams & Connolly; Ted Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Paul Clement and Mark Filip of Kirkland & Ellis; and Robert Giuffra of Sullivan & Cromwell.

I find it not at all surprising that law firms want to stay well clear of Donald Trump and his sinking ship of a presidency.

And yeah he is certainly not going to listen to his attorneys, because clearly he doesn't listen to ANYBODY.

Can you imagine being Trump's lawyer and finally getting him to agree not to testify only to wake up the next day and find that he had spilled his guts on Twitter, leaving your defense shattered and completely ineffective?

Hell you don't have to imagine it because that has been his presidency almost every single day since the inauguration.

However Trump certainly better find somebody more inexperienced than the guy who sues tabloids on his behalf because Special Counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a crack team of investigators and prosecutors:

He already has picked three former colleagues from his last job as a partner at the Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr law firm: Aaron Zebley, who also was Mueller’s FBI chief of staff; Jeannie Rhee, a former DOJ attorney; and Quarles, who got his start in Washington some four decades ago as an assistant Watergate prosecutor. 

But Mueller’s biggest hire to date was Weissmann, who is taking a leave from his current post leading the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section. The two men have a long history together at the FBI, where Weissmann served as both the bureau’s general counsel from 2011 to 2013 and as Mueller’s special counsel in 2005. 

Weissmann’s prosecution record includes overseeing the investigations into more than 30 people while running the Enron Task Force, including CEOs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. And while working in the U.S. attorney’s office in the eastern district of New York, he tried more than 25 cases involving members of the Genovese, Colombo and Gambino crime families. 

Watergate, fraud, Enron, the Gambino family?

Oh damn, this guy is certainly not fooling around!


  1. Anonymous4:38 PM

    I cannot imagine ANYONE wanting to have a thing to do with the fat asshole! He cannot be trusted and everyone knows it.

    He's going down - slowly but surely! Wish the process worked a LOT faster than it is, but we'll eventually get there and see his ass run out of D.C. Can hardly wait!

    1. Anonymous6:20 PM

      He's a known liar. They have to have 2 lawyers in the room. He's known for not paying his bills. It will ruin their careers defending this traitor and they know it.

  2. Anonymous4:52 PM

    The factious dictator, Donald Trump! Pure and simple. He'll be booted out of office and I can hardly wait to see it occur.

    1. Anonymous6:22 PM

      But I for one do not want to end up with Pence!

    2. Anonymous6:22 PM

      He should be tarred, feathered,and frog marched (France :) ) out of DC.

    3. As really, really bad as Pence is, I don't think he's stupid enough to provoke a war with North Korea or Qatar or "fill in name here."

  3. Anonymous4:56 PM


    “because Donald says certain things and then has a lack of memory.”


  4. Anonymous5:06 PM

    I want to witness a fair hearing. Let their be no doubt, question or ambiguity whatsoever, that the fat ,moron aka trump is a traitor to the USA!
    This facade has gone way longer then acceptable!
    He is setting us back way to far ,from the positive progress from his predecessors.
    Trump is going down. He must! For world survival.

  5. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Not only does he not listen to their advice but he doesn’t PAY his bills and boy there are going to be a lot of billable hours!!!

    Trying the mob family, so he must be good at following the money and there is plenty of money coming from russia to little donnie.

    More obstruction:

    Trump asked National Intelligence head Coats to intervene in Comey’s Russia probe: report


    1. Anonymous6:21 PM

      One of the reasons Michael Isakoff listed as to why reputable attorneys refused to represent Donald Trump is they were not certain that Donald would pay them. It figures. That is how Trump rolls.

    2. Jeebus, he just can't let it go or learn squat.

      First he asks Comey to intervene about Flynn, now he asks Coats to intervene with Comey?

      He truly has shit for brains.

  6. Anonymous5:45 PM

    He is slipping into survival mode. The whole don john outhouse is in flames. If his scam does not work he will be broke. He owes everyone.

  7. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Trump’s legal dream team falters as D.C. heavyweights take a pass


  8. Anonymous5:55 PM

    I hope they put little donnie on “the stand” during the impeachment hearings; it will be a Colonel Jessup moment. The truth you can’t handle the truth!!!

    1. Have you ever seen Trump testify? Give statements to a lawyer?

      He's meek, subservient and stupid as shit. He doesn't know anything. At all. Hasn't read any contracts or documents, has no clue what anyone said or did. He's the most ignorant witness there is. All in a meek quiet voice.

      Personally, I hope he pees his pants. Won't be hard for any prosecutor to set him off. Goad him into a "You can't handle the truth" moment.

  9. When your first instruction to any client is 'keep your mouth shut,' this is the last client in the world you'd want to have.

  10. Anonymous6:01 PM

    Drag Queen Sharon Needles Recreates Kathy Griffin’s Controversial Trump Photo


    1. Anonymous7:07 PM

      “The fact that we don’t hold our male politicians to the same standard as female comedians is shocking.”

  11. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Here are all the reasons why Trump is on the brink of being impeached


    Here's How Donald Trump Could Actually Be Impeached


    1. It's not going to happen until a majority of the House and Senate Republicans feel that Trump is more of an albatross than a boost to their re-election chances.

      I think the recent election in Montana shows they aren't going to do squat. This Trump supporter creationist assaulted a reporter and still got elected.

      They'll never impeach him.

    2. Anonymous6:03 AM

      He'll quit.

    3. Anonymous7:54 AM

      We need to elect a Democratic House in 2018. That is the ONLY way he gets impeached.

  12. Anonymous6:15 PM

    How to Be Like the President, According to a Fox News Shrink

    In “Trumping Your Life,” a new online Fox News series bizarre even by Fox News standards, Ablow tells Americans how they can be more like the least popular president in modern history.



  13. Anonymous6:34 PM

    With Agent Orange's history of stiffing employees, never listening, and bullying, I am surprised that the majority of the WH staff haven't packed it in and left him alone with the ghosts.
    Of course the roguepotusstaff needs to stay - keep the enemy closer.

    Let's hope pence and ryan go down with the orange asshole.

    I troll him daily on twitter, urging him to tell us how he REALLY feels. :-)

  14. Off topic, but you might need a break from Trump:

    Obama Went To Canada And Obliterated Donald Trump Without Ever Saying His Name via @politicususa


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  16. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Here’s the sad goodbye to the U.S.A. as a world leader:

    “Canada is grateful, and will always be grateful, to our neighbor for the outsized role it has played in the world. And we seek and will continue to seek to persuade our friends that their continued international leadership is very much in their national interest—as well as that of the rest of the free world.

    “Yet we also recognize that this is ultimately not our decision to make. It is a choice Americans must make for themselves.

    “The fact that our friend and ally has come to question the very worth of its mantle of global leadership, puts into sharper focus the need for the rest of us to set our own clear and sovereign course. For Canada that course must be the renewal, indeed the strengthening, of the postwar multilateral order.

    “We will follow this path, with open hands and open hearts extended to our American friends, seeking to make common cause as we have so often in the past. And indeed, as we continue to do now on multiple fronts—from border security, to the defence of North America through NORAD, to the fight against Daesh, to our efforts within NATO, to nurturing and improving our trading relationship, which is the strongest in the world.

    “And, at the same time, we will work with other like-minded people and countries who share our aims.”


    1. I wonder at what point Canada will be granting us political asylum.

    2. Anonymous4:01 AM

      Watched her speech yesterday, Canada pretty much decides they can’t depend on the USA any longer as long as trump is in office, add them to the growing list.

      President bannon must be so proud.

    3. Anonymous6:00 AM

      Justin appears to be about out of patience it Orange.

    4. Anonymous8:02 AM

      Good Hot Pics>


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  18. Anonymous8:59 PM

    As a teenager, I remember being forced to follow the Watergate hearings. How times have changed! I can hardly wait to listen to the hearings tomorrow and Thursday.

    1. Anonymous5:58 AM

      My friend was Deep throat . Wish he were still here to witness this.

  19. Trump is the worst president in U.S. history. Take what made the next nine presidents on the list the worst, add then together, and that's what Trump has done in only four months of office.

    More corrupt than Harding, more bewildered than Coolidge, more inept than Carter, more oblivious than Reagan (and repeating his air traffic controller fiasco), more thoughtless than Hoover, more irresponsible than Buchanan, more criminal than Nixon (Russian collusion greatly outweighing Watergate), more racist, bigoted and contemptible than Jackson and more ignorant (and stupid) than George W. Bush.

    We don't need to wait and see. We've seen enough. Donald Judas Trump is the WORST president the United States has ever seen. He is a disaster.

    He's unhinged and the Republicans refuse to do anything about it.


  20. Anonymous7:55 AM

    Get out and register Democratic voters!!!!


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