Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann mentioned Wednesday that Donald Trump solely has himself in charge for failing to safe top-level attorneys to symbolize him amid his rising authorized woes.
“The wrestle is one in every of his personal making,” Weissmann informed MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. Trump is reportedly quickly dealing with one other indictment, this time in particular counsel Jack Smith’s probe into his bid to flip the 2020 election consequence.
“As a prosecutor and as a protection lawyer I actually consider each defendant is entitled to authorized illustration. They’re entitled to have zealous advocacy,” Weissmann defined.
Trump’s “exalted place” as a former POTUS would normally guarantee “the very cream of the crop by way of the caliber of lawyering,” he famous. However Trump’s failure to take heed to recommendation “signifies that you’re shopping for only a heap of hassle.”
“That’s the reason that you simply discover so many attorneys unwilling to symbolize him, despite the fact that he was the President of the US, which is a really unhappy state,” he added.