During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump often said at his rallies that he would surround himself with the best people. While he likely did not foresee that most people he would need to hire would be lawyers, he was unable to fill his cabinet or legal team with anyone that could be considered close to “the best.” In fact, while being below average to begin with, the people that have left have been replaced by others who are not even as talented as those exiting. Despite frequent tweets making excuses for his difficulty finding new lawyers to represent him in the ever intensifying Trump-Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it seems things are only getting worse for him.
Following last week’s raid on Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen’s office, home, and hotel room, it would appear no respectable attorney is willing to come within miles of Trump. As Palmer Report showed, Trump clearly does not understand basic laws or how something as simple as pardons actually work. Known for not reading anything longer than a page, and refusing to listen to important things that affect him personally, like when his aide described Trump’s eyes rolling back in his head when they were reviewing the Constitution, Trump’s current lawyers must be almost as frustrated at that aspect as they are knowing they’ll likely never be paid.
Once Trump’s campaign money dries up, his lawyers will likely leave, as he has spent more than 20% of his campaign spending on legal fees so far this year.
How long before Donald Trump’s lawyers use the parental controls to block Fox News and insist he watch old episodes of Law & Order? Following Trump’s tweet storm attacking former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday morning, his lawyers likely tried their best to stop him from any further damaging tweets. Knowing that Comey’s exclusive interview with ABC is airing Sunday night, there’s a good likelihood that Trump’s lawyers will do everything to persuade him not to tweet in anger, and if that doesn’t work, I hope they have enough liquor to get them through the night.