Donald Trump’s problem isn’t just that he hires inept attorneys. It’s that his attorneys end up so compromised, they have trouble even remaining on the case. Evan Corcoran, Trump’s attorney in the DOJ classified documents case, has had to recuse himself because he’s now a grand jury witness for the prosecution. And now Trump may be about to lose one of his attorneys in the Manhattan criminal case.
It was reported last month that Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina allegedly interacted with Stormy Daniels back in 2018 about potentially representing her in the Trump hush money case. That story went cold in the media universe, but as often tends to happen, the story has remained alive and well in the legal universe.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s office is now demanding more information from Tacopina, according to Law And Crime. This makes it clear that Bragg is not simply going to let this alleged conflict of interest go. It’s ultimately up to the judge in the case to decide whether to force Tacopina off the case, and it looks like Bragg is still building up the evidence to make that argument to the judge.
We’ll see if Bragg is ultimately able to convince the judge to remove Tacopina. But at this rate Trump could well end up needing yet another attorney to replace yet another attorney. At this point we’ve lost track of how many attorneys Trump has blown through, and it remains mystifying why any attorney would want to be anywhere near any of his cases. They all keep losing as badly as he does.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report