Trump shakes up legal team in documents case after indictment
Former President Donald Trump on Friday announced a significant change in his legal team representing him in the case of whether he mishandled classified documents, one day after he was indicted by the Justice Department.
Trump posted on Truth Social that he will be represented by attorney Todd Blanche moving forward, “and a firm to be named later.” Attorneys Jim Trusty and John Rowley will no longer represent Trump in the case, he said.
“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,” Trump wrote. “We will be announcing additional lawyers in the coming days. When will Joe Biden be Indicted for his many crimes against our Nation? MAGA!”
Trusty appeared on CNN on Thursday night to speak about the case, and he went on NBC’s “Today” earlier Friday to discuss the indictment.
Neither Trusty nor Rowley immediately responded to request for comment on the announcement or whether they would continue to represent Trump on other matters.