It’s been a few days since excerpts from journalist Michael Wolff’s new book, Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, began appearing in the press, but new details of the author’s surprising revelations about the former president’s lame-duck era and his post-presidential life at Mar-a-Lago continue to appear in advance of its official publication on July 13th.
The Times of London published an excerpt of Wolff’s book this weekend that portrayed the former guy as haplessly and pathetically accosting random visitors to his Florida retreat this spring when he had no “real” attorneys attending to his legal woes and “going so far as to ask random visitors if they know any good ones” that he could hire to defend himself from the multitude of lawsuits that have now come to dominate his life.
In addition to the indictments of his company, the Trump Organization, and its long-serving Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, brought by New York prosecutors to much media coverage last week, the disgraced ex-president still faces the possibility of indictment for his attempts to convince Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the votes necessary for Trump to reverse his loss of that state’s electoral votes.
Now that he is out of the White House, Trump also may yet be charged with various other crimes in relation to his alleged instigation of the January 6th insurrection, actions for which he was saved from impeachment by the perplexing loyalty of the vast majority of Republican senators during his January trial.
With his sometimes pal Rudy Giuliani now without a license to practice law after the New York Supreme Court determined that he had made “false and misleading statements” about non-existent election fraud while he was serving as Trump’s private attorney, Trump is apparently scrambling to find legal representation after most major law firms have decided to shun the former president to avoid sullying their reputations.
Judging from the quality of the lawyers who have represented Trump in his bid to have election results overturned because of his evidence-free fraud claims — people like QAnon supporter Sydney Powell and conspiracy theorist Lin Wood, both of whom have failed to deliver a shred of proof for the ridiculous claims being made by the losing candidate — the ex-president can use all the recommendations that he can get.
Does anyone know a good ambulance chaser?
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Vinnie Longobardo is the Managing Editor of Occupy Democrats. He's a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.