The lawyer who represented George Zimmerman during his murder trial has been arrested on witness tampering charges in a child rape case.
Hal Uhrig was charged with solicitation to commit perjury after allegedly setting up a meeting between his client, the victim and her father and asking the victim and her father to write a letter to the state attorney recanting the rape allegations, reported the Orlando Sentinel.
"He wanted to make sure this guy didn't go to trial for rape," said Osceola County Sheriff Marcos López.
The 75-year-old Uhrig, who works for the Maitland-based Defense Group, also asked the victim, who was 9 years old at the time of the assault, and her father to avoid being served with a subpoena to testify in court and to lie during a deposition, investigators said.
The victim reported the request to the state attorney in July, and her father met with the defense attorney on another occasion while wearing a recording device.
Uhrig can be heard on that recording asking the victim's father to read from a script that appeared to be his client's defense, but the attorney denied the allegations and insisted the evidence was fault.
"Didn't happen," he told WOFL-TV. "Be happy to hear the recording."
The White House made it clear on Tuesday that they have no intention of protecting former President Donald Trump from any accountability involving the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
In a statement about Trump's lawsuit declaring executive privilege to protect him from submitting information about Jan. 6 and what led to it, the White House made it clear they have every intention of turning over information.
"Former President Trump abused the office of the presidency and attempted to subvert a peaceful transfer of power," said the statement. "The former president's actions represented a unique - and existential - threat to our democracy that can't be swept under the rug. As President Biden determined, the constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be used to shield information that reflects a clear and apparent effort to subvert the Constitution itself."
Trump filed a lawsuit late Monday in an attempt to block documents from being turned over to the Jan. 6 House Select Committee. He has also told anyone subpoenaed by the committee to defy the subpoena, even if they risk being held in criminal contempt.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner's David Drucker, former president Donald Trump lashed at fellow Republicans by calling one "stupid" while labeling another a "psycho," reports Business Insider.
According to the report, based on Drucker's new book, "In Trump's Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP," the former president has not given up his vendetta against Republican Party members who either voted for his second impeachment or refuse to back his contention that the 2020 presidential election was stolen form him.
As Drucker reports, Trump lashed out at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) -- one of two Republicans sitting on the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection -- calling her a "psycho," and telling Drucker, that she is "not the brightest person in the world."
He also labeled her "disloyal," and painted her as a "warmongering fool."
Turning to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Trump told Drucker "He's a stupid person," adding the Kentucky Republican has "got no personality; he's got nothing going."
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who broke ranks with most of his fellow Republicans and voted to impeach Trump, was also put on blast by Trump who claimed, "He's very unpopular in his state right now. If he had an election, he couldn't be elected dog catcher."
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