John Dowd: The high-profile lawyer joined Trump’s legal team last month. The 76-year-old investigated former baseball star Pete Rose as special counsel for Major League Baseball, resulting in Rose’s lifetime ban from the sport.
(CNN) Former President Donald Trump's office announced that David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr. will now head the legal team for his second impeachment trial, a day after CNN first reported that five members of his defense left and his team effectively collapsed.
3. Jesse R. Binnall “Donald Trump won … after you account for the fraud and irregularities that occurred,” Jesse Binnall, who is representing the Trump campaign in Nevada, said Tuesday. Binnall, 41, normally practices law in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington, and is experienced in political cases.
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White House CounselIncumbent Dana Remus since January 20, 2021Formation1943First holderSamuel Rosenman
John Charles Eastman (born April 21, 1960) is an American lawyer who is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the conservative think tank Claremont Institute. He is a former professor and dean at the Chapman University School of Law.
Alina Habba is currently the Managing Partner of Habba Madaio & Associates LLP. Prior to founding the firm, she served as the Managing Partner of a mid-sized firm that serviced a Fortress subsidiary and, for seven years, successfully expanded its business throughout the entire Northeast region.
Jenna EllisEllis in June 2021BornNovember 1, 1984EducationColorado State University (BA) University of Richmond (JD)Known forLegal advisor for Donald Trump1 more row
Elizabeth EastmanJohn C. Eastman / Spouse
62 years (April 21, 1960)John C. Eastman / Age
Widener University School of LawShe is admitted to practice before the courts in New Jersey. After completing undergraduate studies, Alina Habba attended law school. Alina Habba was enrolled at Widener University School of Law.
Her most consequential listing appears in a profile for Lawyer.com, where she is listed as having gone to Lehigh University for her undergraduate degree, and to Pennsylvania's Widener University School of Law for her J.D.
37 years (November 1, 1984)Jenna Ellis / Age
The grandson of Italian immigrants who settled in New York City in the early 20th century, Giuliani reportedly considered entering the priesthood as a young man before attending New York University School of Law, graduating in 1968.
Giuliani was elected mayor of New York City in 1993, the first Republican to occupy the city’s mayoral seat since 1965.
Armed with a surge of goodwill, Giuliani launched a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, only to find himself unpalatable to the party’s ultra-conservative base, who frowned at his pro-choice views on abortion and tolerance of the LGBT community.
Determined to expose the Russia investigation as the product of a Democratic plot to unseat Trump, Giuliani embarked on an international campaign to demonstrate that it was actually Trump’s opponents who deserved scrutiny for corruption on an international scale.
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.
Cooper, a founding member of the Washington law firm Cooper & Kirk who once clerked for late Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, had been under consideration to be the next solicitor general but withdrew his name after Sessions’ contentious confirmation hearings.
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.
Richard Cullen: The vice president hired outside legal counsel about a month after Trump hired his own private lawyer to deal with the Russia probe. Cullen worked for President George W. Bush during the 2000 Florida recount and has represented GOP Majority Leader Tom Delay as well as Tiger Woods ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, during the couple’s divorce.
Cohen joined the Trump Organization in fall of 2006. Trump hired him in part because he was already an admirer of Trump, having read Trump's Art of the Deal twice. He had purchased several Trump properties and convinced his own parents and in-laws, as well as a business partner, to buy condominiums in Trump World Tower. Cohen aided Trump in his struggle with the condominium board at the Trump World Tower, which led Trump to obtain control of the board. Cohen became a close confidant to Trump, maintaining an office near Trump at Trump Tower.
Cohen was given a written proposal in a sealed envelope that he delivered to then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in early February. On April 3, 2017, Cohen was appointed as one of three national deputy finance chairmen of the Republican National Committee, along with Elliott Broidy and Louis DeJoy.
McClatchy reported in December 2018 that a mobile phone traced to Cohen had "pinged" cellphone towers around Prague in late summer 2016. McClatchy also reported that during that time an eastern European intelligence agency had intercepted communications between Russians, one of whom mentioned that Cohen was in Prague.
Cohen began practicing personal injury law in New York in 1992, working for Melvyn Estrin in Manhattan. As of 2003, Cohen was an attorney in private practice and CEO of MLA Cruises, Inc., and of the Atlantic Casino.
Michael Dean Cohen (born August 25, 1966) is an American disbarred lawyer who served as an attorney for U.S. president Donald Trump from 2006 to 2018. Cohen was a vice-president of the Trump Organization, and the personal counsel to Trump, and was often described by media as Trump's " fixer .". He served as co-president ...
On January 10, 2019, Cohen agreed to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee to give a "full and credible account" of his work on behalf of Trump. On January 12, Fox News contributor and legal analyst Jeanine Pirro took a 20-minute, on-air phone call from Trump in which he claimed Cohen had fabricated stories to reduce the length of his expected sentence. Trump suggested that investigations should instead focus on Cohen's father-in-law, saying "that's the one people want to look at." The father-in-law, Fima Shusterman, owned condos both at Trump Tower and in a Trump development near Miami. According to former federal investigators, Shusterman actually introduced Trump to Cohen. On several subsequent occasions Trump hinted publicly that Cohen's father-in-law, or possibly even Cohen's wife, could be tied to criminal activity. On January 20 Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani suggested on CNN that the father-in-law "may have ties to something called organized crime".
The New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division will hold a formal disciplinary hearing at which Giuliani can make his case and which will lead to a determination as to whether his license to practice law should be permanently revoked.
Before that, Giuliani and Powell will appear in court Thursday afternoon for a hearing on whether Dominion’s lawsuits against them should be dismissed. Powell and her co-attorneys in Michigan will also appear in court on July 6 as the court considers whether the attorneys should be sanctioned.
Dominion and voting machine company Smartmatic have sued Powell and Giuliani—as well as MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, in Dominion’s case, and Fox News— accusing them of defamation by spreading false claims about the companies’ voting machines.
Giuliani’s attorneys said in a statement Thursday the suspension of the lawyer’s license was “unprecedented,” noting they “believe that our client does not pose a present danger to the public interest” and predicting Giuliani’s license would be reinstated after he’s able to present his case. Powell and Wood have also defended their post-election actions and decried the efforts to punish them for their lawsuits. Wood unsuccessfully sued the Georgia State Bar in a bid to stop their investigation against him from moving forward, writing on Telegram after the lawsuit failed he would “never quit fighting against...the corrupt, politically agenda-driven State Bar of Georgia.” Powell has previously said in emailed statements to Forbes she believes the defamation lawsuits against her are “political maneuver [s] motivated by the radical left that [have] no basis in fact or law” and decried the Michigan officials’ efforts to sanction her as “yet another political publicity stunt—not to mention a waste of taxpayer resources.”
Clark was deputy national political director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, then became director of the Office of Public Liaison in the White House after the New York developer was elected president.
He returned to New York in 1977 to go into private practice, but in 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed him as associate attorney general, the No. 3 position in the Justice Department. In 1983, Reagan appointed Giuliani as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
After Santorum won in 1994, Scaringi became his legislative correspondent in Washington. Scaringi returned to Pennsylvania to work for Mike Fisher’s campaign for state attorney general, and served as an executive assistant to Fisher as attorney general from 1997 to 2001.
Clark did accounting work for Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign, NPR reported, on his path to taking the role of deputy campaign manager and senior counsel on the Trump 2020 reelection campaign. Clark, 45, grew up as a centrist Democrat in Connecticut.
Sekulow, 64, is chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative legal group.