Trump Lawyer Quits Documents Case: Now Potential Witness

by James DiGeorgia | 04/15/2023 3:33 PM
Trump Lawyer Quits Documents Case: Now Potential Witness

Trump is facing a nightmare in special counsel Jake Smith’s investigation of his Mar-a-Lago documents case. His head attorney is defending him in the matter; increasing looks like that will provide the testimony and evidence to send Trump to prison.  

The Washington Post is reporting that Donald J Trump’s lead counsel on the Mar-a-Lago documents case, Evan Corcoran, was forced to turn over documents, tapes, and notes and also to testify before a Washington D.C. grand jury by special counsel Jack Smith about conversations and turn over tapes, notes, and documents he'd had involving the former President has resigned from representing Trump, now that he has an apparent conflict of interest.

Corcoran was forced to testify before special counsel Jack Smith by a Federal Judge who found that there was enough evidence to suggest that Trump's conversations with Corcoran were likely in the furtherance of a crime. He found enough evidence to pierce the attorney-client privilege shield that normally protects lawyers from having to testify about their own clients.

The Washington Post notes that…

"legal ethics rules — including those in Maryland and D.C. — generally bar attorneys from acting as advocates at trial when they are likely to be an essential witness" in order to "prevent conflicts of interest between the attorney and client, as well as to avoid putting the other party and the judge at a disadvantage by confusing whether the attorney is speaking to facts based on their personal knowledge — or commenting on evidence given by others."

So far, the Washington Post is reporting that Corcoran is still representing Trump in other matters, including Smith's separate investigation into Trump's efforts to illegally remain in power after losing the 2020 presidential election. This, however, doesn’t seem to make any sense for Donald Trump. Corcoran’s testimony in the case of the document could lead to Trump’s conviction of crimes, including the violation of the Presidential Records Act, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to defraud the people of the United States, and the especially heinous crime of espionage.

Recently, speculation about Trump showing Classified and or Top-secret maps to guests of Mar-a-Lago after his Presidency ended has filtered through the new media. If true, Trump is in jeopardy of a prison sentence that will exceed the remaining life span.


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