A member of the Trump legal team has recused himself from working on matters related to the Department of Justice investigation regarding classified documents at Trump’s Florida home. Evan Corcoran, who is part of the legal team handling all matters involving the special counsel, has been ordered to testify before a grand jury. This comes after a subpoena was issued to Trump’s legal team last year, which has led to much speculation.
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Legal ethics preclude attorneys from representing clients in cases where they could become key witnesses, so this seems to be the right course of action. However, it’s unclear whether Corcoran’s recusal will be permanent or not. He will still be involved in Trump’s other legal matters.
Trump lawyer Tim Parlatore has said that the legal team is intact and working closely together to protect their client. The team is handling all matters involving the special counsel, including investigations by special counsel Jack Smith, who was tasked with leading two inquiries. One inquiry focuses on the handling of classified documents, while the other relates to Trump’s role in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
Trump has been very vocal in his criticism of the investigations and has repeatedly stated that they are politically motivated. He asserts his innocence and claims that he has done nothing wrong. He hopes that Republicans “have the courage to fight this” and that the investigations will not pause or flag under Smith’s watch.
It remains to be seen what will happen in the coming weeks and months, but it’s clear that this is a story that won’t be going away anytime soon. The Trump legal team will continue to work tirelessly to defend their client, while Democrats and the media will try their best to bring him down. It’s a battle that is sure to be fought long and hard, but Trump and his team are prepared to do whatever it takes to emerge victorious.