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Who is Donald Trump’s top lawyer?

 · More than three years into a tenure of constant scandal and legal headaches, Sekulow has remarkably emerged as the last man standing among Trump’s always-evolving crop of lawyers. Michael Cohen,...

Will trump reward his 63-year-old attorney with lifetime Supreme Court appointment?

 · Donald Trump was a brash scion of a real estate empire, a young developer anxious to leave his mark on New York. Roy Cohn was a legendary New York fixer, a ruthless lawyer in the hunt for new ...

Who is Donald Trump’s lawyer Marc Goldberg?

 · In the most formal sense, Trump’s top lawyer is Donald McGahn, who parlayed his job as general counsel to the Trump campaign into the position of White House counsel. McGahn is the nephew of...

What is Donald Trump’s legal history?

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, whose proper name is Stephanie Clifford, told The New Yorker that he regards her case not as a sideshow but as …

Who owns S&A Concrete?

S&A Concrete, which supplied building material for the Trump Plaza on Manhattan's East Side, was owned in part by Salerno, the Genovese family mobster and Cohn client, court records show. Mob-friendly labor leaders dominated local construction unions. At the head of Teamsters Local 282 was John Cody.

Who was the owner of Studio 54?

In April 1977, Trump and Ivana went to the opening night of a club called Studio 54. The owners were impresarios na med Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, and their lawyer was Roy Cohn. The city had never seen anything quite like Studio 54, a freewheeling club that offered up celebrity, glitter and debauchery.

Who is Roy Cohn's father?

Roy Cohn was born in New York City in 1927, into an affluent Jewish family. His father, Albert C. Cohn, was a longtime member of New York's Democratic machine and a State Supreme Court and appellate division judge. Roy Cohn attended elite prep schools and graduated from Columbia Law School at age 20.

What did Trump sue for?

The government sued him for housing discrimination ; he sued the government back for $100 million, charging defamation. (The countersuit, which Trump announced at a news conference, was dismissed, and Trump eventually signed a consent decree in which he agreed to take various steps to desegregate his properties.)

Who is Donald McGahn?

In the most formal sense, Trump’s top lawyer is Donald McGahn, who parlayed his job as general counsel to the Trump campaign into the position of White House counsel. McGahn is the nephew of another Trump Lawyer, Patrick McGahn, known as Paddy.

Who is Patrick McGahn?

McGahn is the nephew of another Trump Lawyer, Patrick McGahn, known as Paddy. The well-­connected son of an Atlantic City saloonkeeper, Paddy controlled access to the city’s casinos and worked as a fixer for Trump for many years.

Who is John Yoo?

Trump Lawyers do not devote countless hours to construing the fine print of the law in a very particular way to prevent prosecution, as John Yoo, a lawyer in President George W. Bush’s Justice Department, did when he drafted the legal guidelines for the administration’s interrogation techniques.

Who is Alan Futerfas?

Futerfas made his name as a defense attorney by successfully representing mobsters in New York City. He later expanded to defending corporate and white collar crimes, and more recently cyber crimes. In 2016, he defended a Russian man who was convicted in the U.S. of creating computer malware. Federal Election Commission records filed last month show Trump's re-election campaign began paying Futerfas' law firm more than a week before the June 2016 meeting became public.

Who is Andrew Rafferty?

Andrew Rafferty. Andrew Rafferty has been a political reporter for NBCNews.com since 2013. Rafferty writes and reports on politics for the web, and shoots and produces video for all NBC platforms. Prior to joining NBCNews.com, Rafferty was a campaign reporter covering the 2012 presidential election.

Who is Ty Cobb?

Ty Cobb: The veteran Washington lawyer is the newest addition to Trump’s legal team. He was brought on to be in-house counsel, meaning he will work from the White House. His hiring comes amid reports the president is growing frustrated with Kasowitz, who remains in New York and commutes to Washington. Cobb is a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells, which is set to face off against the Trump administration in the upcoming Supreme Court case over the president’s travel restrictions.

Who is Jay Sekulow?

Jay Sekulow: Sekulow is a lawyer with his own radio show and has largely been the public face for Trump’s legal team. He is the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, a Pat Robertson founded group meant to be the conservative answer to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Who is Jill Martin?

• Jill Martin. A Trump Organization lawyer whose name appears on paperwork related to the Daniels case, which is noteworthy because Cohen has claimed that “neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford.”

When did Daniels get threatened?

Daniels said on 60 Minutes Sunday that she was threatened physically in 2011 by an individual who told her not to make her alleged affair with Trump public; she and her new lawyer also say that she felt “intimidated” by Cohen into signing recent statements recanting her past claims to the affair.

Who is Michael Cohen?

Well, Michael Cohen, the Trump lawyer handling the Stormy Daniels case, said he used his very own home equity line of credit to raise the $130,000 he gave her in hush money.

Who is Ty Cobb?

There’s a guy named Ty Cobb who sort of coordinates between the president’s personal lawyers and the government on all the Russia stuff. It’s on the public tab, and to take it, he left a job that paid at least a million dollars a year.

Who hired Joe DiGenova?

Totally part of the job. Trump just hired Joe diGenova, who’s currently famous for having argued on Fox that a secret cabal of F.B.I. agents created the whole Russia investigation to “frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime.”

What was Trump accused of?

In a lawsuit initiated by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Trump was accused of breaking the law. He and Jared Kushner failed to keep records of their meetings with foreign leaders from Saudi Arabia, Russia, and North Korea.

How many cities have sued Trump for letting Obamacare implode?

Four cities sued the Trump administration for letting Obamacare implode, according to Fortune. Trump’s attempts to weaken the Affordable Care Act through budget cuts, discouraging enrollment, and driving costs up are all a failure to follow through on acts and enforce laws, argues the lawsuit.

What did the text messages from Ukraine to the Trump administration indicate?

Some of the text messages from officials in Ukraine to the Trump administration indicate that they were acting against their better judgment. Indeed, some of them might have suffered a metaphorical arm twist.

What state did Trump put Hurricane Dorian on?

When Hurricane Dorian threatened the east coast of the U.S., Trump presented a map with the hurricane threatening Alabama. However, weather officials from the National Hurricane Center did not include Alabama on the map.

How long can you be in jail for extortion?

“Whoever, being an officer, or employee of the United States or any department or agency thereof, or representing himself to be or assuming to act as such, under color or pretense of office or employment commits or attempts an act of extortion, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both”

Can a government official interfere in an election?

A government official is not allowed to use his authority or position to interfere in an election. To say nothing of an elected government official interfering with his own election.

Why was Donald Trump disbarred?

He was disbarred because he made a false and misleading statements on an application to become a member of the D.C. Bar, and there was a disbarment hearing. Trump was one of a number of his character witnesses, and he testified to Cohn’s good reputation for honesty, integrity, truth and veracity.

How many times was Cohn acquitted?

Cohn had a different recipe for going forward. He liked to beat the system. He’d been indicted three times by the legendary prosecutor Robert M. Morgenthau, and he’d been acquitted three times. Cohn’s recipe was fight, and he taught Trump the tools he used. No. 1 is if you’re charged with anything, counterattack.

Did Zirin pay his bills?

James Zirin: I really met him only to shake hands. I never met him to talk with him, but I knew of his reputation. I knew he didn’t pay his bills. I knew he didn’t pay his lawyers. I knew he’d been in bankruptcy five times, and I knew about his Atlantic City casinos. I knew he’d been sued a number of times. And I knew that he had been a plaintiff an extraordinary number of times. He sued journalists. He sued small businesspeople for using the Trump name. He sued women who he was involved with. He sued his wives even after a divorce, both Ivana and Marla Maples. And I knew that a lot of settlements he entered during litigation were kept under seal in the files of the court, so the public would never know the terms of the settlements.

Is James Zirin a Republican?

James Zirin: I’m actually a lifelong Republican, and I’m decidedly anti-Trump because I don’t think he represents the values of the country or the Constitution of America. I think he’s been a rogue president.

Who is Robin Lindley?

Robin Lindley is a Seattle-based writer and lawyer . He is the features editor for the History News Network, where a version of this interview first appeared.