According to the attorney who oversaw the drafting of the House Judiciary Committee's Jan. 6 investigation's final report, Donald Trump's attorneys who fanned out to cable networks to levy allegations of misconduct after their client was slammed with a 37-count federal indictment are tipping off they have no coherent defense strategy.
Writing for MSNBNC, attorney Michael Conway claimed their accusations will go nowhere and that they are a "sign of desperation."
While Trump attorney Alina Habba ran to Fox News to complain, "I'm embarrassed to be a lawyer at this moment. Honestly, I am ashamed. I'm ashamed to be a lawyer. I'm ashamed that this is the state of our country,” Tim Parlatore, who walked away in frustration from Trump's legal brain trust in May, appeared on MNSBC to complain that "misconduct committed by Jay Bratt [Chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division at the DOJ] and his team in bringing the [documents] case to this level."
According to Conway, their pushback is not a sign of a winning strategy.
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Writing that "The fact that federal courts approved the questioning of Trump’s lawyers seems an impenetrable defense to any claim that this action constituted prosecutorial misconduct," Conway added, "Once again, such a hypothetical misconduct claim falters because a federal magistrate judge authorized the search warrant."
Beyond that, he maintained that the attorneys are following their client's lead with the attacks when they should be taking the lead.
"On one hand, ranting on social media about alleged government misconduct is one of Trump’s favorite pastimes. On the other hand, ranting on social media about alleged government misconduct will not get any indictment tossed out by a federal court," he counseled before suggesting, "While a good offense may be the best defense, a flimsy offense sends a message of impending trouble."
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