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‘The Chaos Inside Trump’s Legal Team’

Lawyers are used to defending difficult clients, but as with everything else, Donald Trump stands alone. For starters, there’s the number of cases he’s dealing with: criminal charges in Manhattan, E. Jean Carroll’s ongoing defamation claims, a civil lawsuit against the Trump Organization from New York Attorney General Letitia James, and likely very soon, indictments in Georgia and D.C. That’s enough work to employ a small law firm, but evidently there isn’t one that will take him (or perhaps he’s too cheap). So instead Trump has hired a half-dozen lawyers, who say working for him is as messy as you would expect. They spoke candidly to Intelligencer contributor Ankush Khardori, who finds a level of dysfunction that would worry the former president, if he knew better.

—Justin Miller, deputy editor, Intelligencer

The Chaos Inside Trump’s Legal Team His attorneys describe a dysfunctional operation as they expect more indictments.

Photo-Illustration: Intelligencer; Photos: Getty

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