In a shocking surprise move, President Donald Trump’s attorneys in Pennsylvania have decided to quit.
The attorneys from the Porter Wright firm filed a motion to withdraw from the case. Although they said their withdrawal will not prejudice Trump in any way, the news surrounding their withdrawal seems to point to a growing tension inside the law firm.
From the withdrawal motion pic.twitter.com/06Ci2BhcPa
— Alan Feuer (@alanfeuer) November 13, 2020
The New York Times reported it this way:
The firm’s withdrawal followed an article in The New York Times on Monday described internal tensions at the firm about its work for Mr. Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania. Some employees said they were concerned that the firm was being used to undercut the integrity of the electoral process. One Porter Wright lawyer resigned in protest over the summer.
On Wednesday, Porter Wright issued a statement noting its “long history of election law work during which we have represented Democratic, Republican and independent campaigns and issues.”
“At times, this calls for us to take on controversial cases,” the statement said. “We expect criticism in such instances, and we affirm the right of all individuals to express concern and disagreement.”
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