former President Trump who is facing intensifying legal pressure is being turned by top lawyers, according to a new report.
At least four well-known attorneys have turned down repeated offers by Trump’s team in recent weeks, a source familiar with the discussions told CNN.
“It’s not a 10-foot pole” for law firms distancing themselves from Trump, “it’s a 1,000-foot pole,” said John Yoo, a University of California at Berkeley law professor who held a senior Justice Department position in the George W. Bush administration.
a big part of the top lawyers refusing to work for Trump is because of the ex-president’s reputation for non-payment of legal fees, according to sources close to conservative legal circles.
“Some go-to attorneys have been spooked by Trump’s reputation for sometimes not paying as a client.”
Trump said in a statement that he had never asked the four lawyers who turned him down for help. “I don’t even know who they are, they are just looking to get publicity,” the ex-President said. “I am using lawyers who have been with us from the beginning.””I do pay my lawyers when they do a good job,” Trump added.