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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Direct From Fox News, Trump’s Sleazy New Legal Team

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference gets closer to President Donald Trump, he is shaking up his defense team. Fox News reports that as part of an ongoing shakeup that included the departure of lead lawyer John Dowd, the president’s legal team is adding Victoria Toensing. Toensing joins a group that includes her husband, Joseph diGenova, hired earlier in the week, and Jay Sekulow. All three share a common theme: Each was hired after making regular appearances on Fox News in which they vigorously defended the president and attacked the Russia probe.

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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Imagines Cheesy Trump Lawyer Ad

Seth Meyers reviews the latest sexual and Twitter embarrassments besetting the president, including the absurd senescent call-out battle between him and Joe Biden. (He has a better idea for a Trump sparring partner.)

Worse still are Trump’s legal contests with porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, not to mention the lawsuit against him by Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who says he assaulted her. Trump is in so much trouble that his lawyers have lawyers, or are quitting, while the better attorneys decline to represent him.

Maybe it’s time for a cheesy, Trump-targeted law firm commercial!…

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Why Should Any Judge Uphold A Contract Protecting Trump’s Adultery?

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Ready or not, Americans will soon be subjected to a giant civics lesson and legal seminar courtesy of the least civics-minded president in modern times.

The slow but steady developments in Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia—including possibly exposing his business deals with Russian oligarchs that skirt the law—will provide one nationwide lesson in civics. The cascading momentum of newly filed lawsuits surrounding Trump’s past payoffs to women to hide adulterous behavior will drive coverage of another legal sphere: the silencing of women via what may be judged unenforceable contracts.

Whether purported electoral treason or personal treacheries, Americans are about to get a legal education thanks to Trump’s catalog of public and private excesses.…

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