Trump Says Two Lawyers Have Left His Team a Day After Indictment
Two of former President Donald J. Trumps lawyers who had been engaging directly with the Justice Department have left his team, according to a social media post by Mr. Trump.
A day after he was indicted on seven federal counts, James Trusty and John Rowley are no longer part of his legal team, Mr. Trump said.
For purposes of fighting the Greatest Witch Hunt of all time, now moving to the Florida Courts, I will be represented by Todd Blanche, Esq., and a firm to be named later, Mr. Trump wrote in the post. 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. We will be announcing additional lawyers in the coming days.
The departures of Mr. Trusty and Mr. Rowley came a month after the resignation of a third lawyer on Mr. Trumps team, Timothy Parlatore. Days after Mr. Parlatore stepped back from representing Mr. Trump, he went on CNN to complain about how another lawyer close to Mr. Trump, Boris Epshteyn, had created conflict inside the legal team.