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Trump Parts Ways With Two Top Attorneys

Former President Trump and two of his top attorneys representing him in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation parted ways Friday, just a day after he was indicted. Trump, the current front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, was indicted on at least seven counts involving obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and illegal retention of classified government material. He has been ordered to appear in federal court in Miami on Tuesday. The indictment remains unsealed.  Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower on Aug. 10, 2022, in New York City.  (James Devaney/GC Images)EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP SAYS INDICTMENT IS ‘ELECTION INTERFERENCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL’The lawyers representing him ahead of his indictment, Jim Trusty and John Rowley, resigned Friday. “This morning we tendered our resignations as counsel to President Trump, and we will no longer represent him on either the indicted case or the January 6 investigation,” Trusty and Rowley said in a statement Friday. “It has been an honor to have spent the last year defending him, and we know he will be vindicated in his battle against the Biden Administration’s partisan weaponization of the American justice system. “Now that the case has been filed in Miami, this is a logical moment for us to step aside and let others carry the cases through to completion,” they added. “We have no plans to hold media appearances that address our withdrawals or any other confidential communications we’ve had with the President or his legal team.” TRUMP INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES RELATED TO DOCUMENT HANDLING AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICETrump, taking to his TRUTH Social on Friday, said he will bring on a new attorney, Todd Blanche. “For purposes of fighting the Greatest Witch Hunt of all time, now moving to the Florida Courts, I will be represented by Todd Blanche, Esq., and a firm to be named later,” Trump wrote. “I want to thank Jim Trusty and John Rowley for their work, but they were up against a very dishonest, corrupt, evil, and “sick” group of people, the likes of which has not been seen before.” He added: “We will be announcing additional lawyers in the coming days. When will Joe Biden be Indicted for his many crimes against our Nation? MAGA!” Blanche, a former partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, is also Trump’s defense attorney in the case brought against the former president by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.Blanche previously represented Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman. Manafort was charged as part of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in 2019, and pleaded guilty to foreign lobbying and witness tampering, as well as tax fraud and conspiracy.The legal team shake-up comes after Trump announced he had been indicted in Smith’s probe Thursday night. Smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November 2022 to investigate Trump’s alleged improper retention of classified records at his Mar-a-Lago home.The Justice Department had been investigating the matter after the FBI conducted an unprecedented raid on his private residence in August 2022.JOE BIDEN ALLEGEDLY PAID $5M BY BURISMA EXECUTIVE AS PART OF A BRIBERY SCHEME, ACCORDING TO FBI DOCUMENTNARA told Congress in February 2022 that Trump took 15 boxes of presidenti …

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