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Ex-Trump lawyer warns Giuliani is in “a lot of trouble” after being left without any local attorneys

A second attorney for Rudy Giuliani is seeking an exit from his Georgia legal team, according to a Tuesday court filing, which would seemingly leave the former New York City mayor without any local representation in the state.

Brian Tevis, who joined Giuliani’s legal team shortly before he surrendered to Fulton County authorities in August, submitted a motion to withdraw to the clerk Tuesday evening, leaving it to a judge in the case to sign off on the motion.

The move comes after several other attorneys who represented Giuliani have sued the former Trump lawyer for failing to pay his legal fees, including his longtime lawyer and friend Robert Costello, who sued Giuliani for more than $1.3 million in payments to his firm.

The loss to his legal team also follows the departure of fellow Giuliani Georgia lawyer David Wolfe, who submitted his own motion to withdraw from representing the former mayor last week.

Sources familiar with Giuliani’s situation told ABC News that he is close to obtaining new local representation.

Former Trump White House attorney Ty Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett Wednesday that the latest departure from Giuliani’s Georgia team puts the former mayor “in a lot of trouble.”

“I think it’s a huge problem,” Cobb continued. “I think it’s, like any American who saw him throw the first ball out at Yankee Stadium after 9/11 and thought he was ‘America’s Mayor,’ I think this is a tragic fall.”

“And the depths I don’t think we’ve necessarily seen yet,” Cobb added. “So I do think he’s in great difficulty. I think he needs a very strong attorney to assist him there.”

Other legal experts echoed Cobb’s sentiments.

“Have to imagine it’s rooted in Giuliani’s inability to pay, which is going to get hugely worse before (ie probably never)

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Hunter Biden’s lawyer tells Trump posts are putting family in danger

A lawyer for Hunter Biden has sent a cease-and-desist letter to former President Trump’s legal team, saying that Trump’s rhetoric is putting Biden and his family in danger.

In the Thursday letter, Abbe Lowell argues to Trump’s attorneys that Trump’s speech on social media and in other forums could lead to the “injury” of Biden or his family.

He pointed to several instances of Trump’s speech that allegedly led to violence, including the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol and the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“This is not a false alarm,” Lowell said.

“We are just one such social media message away from another incident, and you should make clear to Mr. Trump — if you have not done so already — that Mr. Trump’s words have caused harm in the past and threaten to do so again if he does not stop,” he said.

The letter was first reported by ABC News.

Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, walks from Marine One upon arrival at Fort McNair, Sunday, June 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump repeatedly criticized President Biden’s son during the 2020 presidential campaign and made a litany of accusations against him. He has more recently slammed the plea deal Biden is set to agree to, in which he will plead guilty to two minor tax crimes and admit to the facts of a gun charge through a pretrial diversion program.

“Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere ‘traffic ticket.’ Our system is BROKEN!” the former president wrote in a Truth Social post.

Trump also argued last week that the cocaine found in the White House recently could only have

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Why More Companies are Turning to in house Legal Teams in London: A Comprehensive Overview

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, companies are facing an increasing number of legal challenges from regulatory compliance to intellectual property disputes. As such, many businesses in London are now opting for in house legal teams to address these issues head-on. In this blog post, we’ll take a comprehensive look at why more and more companies are embracing this trend and explore the benefits that come with having an in house legal team in London. From cost savings to improved efficiency, join us as we delve into the exciting world of corporate law!

Introduction: What is in house Legal Recruitment?

In house legal recruitment is the process of identifying, interviewing, and hiring lawyers to work in house for a company or organisation. In house legal teams are responsible for providing legal advice and support to the organisations they work for. They may also be involved in drafting and negotiating contracts, managing litigation, and providing compliance guidance.

The benefits of in house legal teams are many. In house lawyers have a better understanding of the business they are supporting and can provide more targeted and tailored advice. They can also be more responsive to the needs of the business and can provide services at a lower cost than outside counsel. In addition, in house legal teams can build strong relationships with other departments within the company, which can improve communication and collaboration.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to the growth of in house legal teams in London. The first is the increasing complexity of businesses and their operations. This has led to an increase in the need for specialised legal advice. The second is the globalisation of businesses, which has created new opportunities for in house legal teams to advise on cross-border issues. Finally, the economic downturn Read the rest

Charges Against Trump Lawyer ‘Very Likely,’ Colleagues Warn Donald

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US-politics-CRIME-TRUMP – Credit: AFP via Getty Images

Since early January, several of Donald Trump‘s close advisers, including some of his own lawyers, have met with the former president to deliver him the same stark warning. In at least three meetings this year, according to two sources familiar with the matter, legal and political counselors to Trump have urged him to dump Evan Corcoran, one of the ex-president’s top attorneys in the federal probe into Trump’s handling of classified documents.

Some of the former president’s lawyers have explicitly told Trump that, based on information they have privately reviewed, they believe the Department of Justice has a strong case against Corcoran, arguing charges — including potentially for obstruction of justice — are “very likely,” the sources said. These advisers have argued that if the Justice Department indeed does come for Corcoran, it’s imperative for Trump to distance himself to avoid being dragged into possible further legal jeopardy by his own attorney.

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Trump, the sources say, sounds “receptive” to their perspective. However, as of mid-February, it appeared he wasn’t as receptive as they had hoped: Corcoran is still on Trump’s legal team.

Corcoran and representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s requests for comment.

During a grand juryappearance in January, prosecutors reportedly asked Corcoran questions about events prior to last year’s FBI raid of Trump’s Florida residence of Mar-a-Lago, according to CNN. Corcoran drafted, and fellow Trump attorney Christina Bobb signed, a statement attesting to the government that a “diligent search” had been conducted of the Florida residence in May of 2022 — a statement which the subsequent discovery of classified material during the FBI search has been undermined . Corcoran reportedly declined to answer some questions based on his belief that

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Tory Lanez’s attorney says they are ‘exploring all options including an appeal’ following guilty verdict in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion

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A jury found Tory Lanez guilty of three charges related to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Attorney George Mgdesyan spoke out after his client, Tory Lanez, was found guilty on Friday.

  • A Los Angeles jury found Lanez guilty on charges related to the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.

  • Mgdesyan said Lanez’s legal team was “shocked” by the verdict and was “exploring all options.”

Tory Lanez’s legal team is “exploring all options” after he was found guilty of charges related to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion, the rapper’s attorney said.

On Friday, a Los Angeles jury found Tory Lanez – real name Daystar Peterson – guilty of all three charges brought against him in the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. Lanez, 30, was convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence, and having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.

in a statement obtained by Rolling Stone reporter Nancy Dillon, attorney George Mgdesyan said Lanez’s legal team was “shocked” by the guilty verdict.

“We are shocked by the verdict. There was not sufficient evidence to convict Mr. Peterson. We believe this case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” Mgdesyan said. “We will be exploring all options including an appeal.”

Mgdesyan and Megan Thee Stallion’s attorney Alex Spiro did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Lanez previously denied shot Megan and pleaded not guilty to the charges. The trial began on December 12 and the jury reached a verdict on Friday. Lanez faces up to 22 years in prison and possible deportation to Canada. According to CNBC, a sentencing hearing is set for January 27.

Following the verdict, members of Lanez’s family became angry in and out of the Los Angeles courtroom. Clips of Lanez’s father, Sonstar

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Cuomo asks court to force turnover of misconduct inquiry documents

ALBANY — Attorneys for former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have filed motions seeking thousands of documents from both a top legislative committee and Attorney General Letitia James’ office related to their respective investigations of the ex-governor.

Cuomo’s attorney Rita Glavin asked a federal trial court to compel the state Assembly’s Judiciary Committee as well as the attorney general’s office to turn over documents and investigative materials that were used in James’ probe of sexual misconduct allegations against the former governor as well as the legislature report the committee released a few months after Cuomo resigned in August 2021.

This latest court battle comes as Cuomo has attempted to rehabilitate an image shredded by the charges of sexual harassment and misconduct from nearly a dozen women — including current and former Executive Chamber staffers.

According to the motions filed in the US District Court in Manhattan this week, the reports overseen by James and the Assembly committee and a more recent federal lawsuit filed by a female State Trooper relied on exhaustive testimony from witnesses, thousands of documents and other findings that Cuomo’s legal team has not had access to.

The former governor filed a subpoena seeking the materials in July, months after the trooper’s lawsuit accused him of sexual harassment including inappropriately touching her and kissing her on the cheek when she served on Cuomo’s protective detail.

Both the Assembly Judiciary Committee and James have refused to produce documents in compliance with the subpoena, the motions claim.

Cuomo is arguing that as part of his defense against the lawsuit, he is entitled to the material underlying the two reports, which were cited extensively by the trooper’s complaint. He and his attorneys have repeatedly sought to cast doubt on both reports, while Glavin has disputed the credibility of some of the

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Kise ‘Sidelined’ Cuz Won’t Lie for Trump

CNN anchor Don Lemon and CNN legal analyst Elie Honig have a strong hunch that Trump attorney Chris Kise has been “sidelined” from leading the Mar-a-Lago defense because he won’t lie for former President Donald Trump.

Kise is the attorney who quit his job at a prestigious firm and got a $3 million payday to lead the defense team for the Mar-a-Lago Espionage Act investigation. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported that after only a few weeks, Kise has been “sidelined” from that case, but that “reason for the shift in Kise’s role remains unclear.”

On Tuesday night’s edition of CNN’s Don Lemon TonightLemon and Honig settled on a likely reason, without definitively saying so — that Kise may have been unwilling to lie for Trump:

LEMON: I want to ask about this. Trump has a new addition to his legal team. His name is Chris Kise. He’s getting sidelined from Mar-a- Lago documents investigation. He was the big name brought up less than a month ago to really represent Trump on the issue, even negotiated a $3 million-payment up front. He may still focus on other Trump investigations. But what is happening with him? Why is he being sidelined?

HONIG: Well, it’s hard to say. Chris Kise is one of the sorts of more accomplished lawyers on Trump’s legal team. Really the quality of his lawyering so far has been poor, and I think I’m being sort of generous at even stating it that way. The arguments have been weak, the strategy has been all over the map, and we are seeing it backfire, for example, with the special master.

These claims that Trump is making, that he declassified documents, the documents were planted, the judge now, the special master, is calling him out on it. And

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‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer slams Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office over investigation

The legal team for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the “Rust” movie set, is not happy with the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Department and its handling of the investigation.

“The primary question in this case from the beginning has been where did the live rounds that ended upon the Rust set come from?” Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer, Jason Bowles, said in a statement to Fox News Digital Thursday.

“As can be seen from the attached emails, the sheriff’s office made a conscious decision not to pursue this question at all by refusing to ask the FBI to test any of the rounds for fingerprints or DNA.

“We now know for certain there were live rounds on set. It is inconceivable that the sheriff would not seek answers to this fundamental question, and it raises a serious problem with the entire investigation. We have long sought this answer and will not give up in pursuing the truth to find it.”


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The legal team for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the “Rust” set, is not happy with the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Department and its handling of the investigation. Sonia Moscowitz/Getty Images

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was the armorer on the “Rust” set. In October 2021, a gun Alec Baldwin was holding discharged during a rehearsal for the film, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The statement also included alleged correspondence between Gutierrez-Reed’s legal team and detectives.


“Given the fact the items were from movie setswhich had been handled over and over and over, it didn’t make sense,” a detective said in response to an email from Bowles asking why the FBI “didn’t do any

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Alex Jones texted nude photo of his wife to Roger Stone

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent conservative political operative and former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone an “intimate photo” of his wife, the attorney representing families of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims revealed, noting that he is element whether she gave consent to send the picture .

The alleged photo was mistakenly included in a cache of text messages and emails sent to the legal team that successfully sued Jones for defamation earlier this month, attorney Mark Bankston, the recipient of the leak, said on the progressive news commentary show the Young Turks this week.

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Bankston said he was concerned that Jones’ wife, Erika Wulff Jones, didn’t give her husband permission to send the photograph.

“I don’t know if it was consensual,” said Bankston, who recently won nearly $50 million in damages for the parents of a child killed in the 2012 school shooting, which for years Jones called a hoax.

“And if it wasn’t consensual, Mrs. Wulff-Jones should know about that, and there might be something that needs to be done about that,” Bankston said in the interview.

Mark Bankston, lawyer for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, asks Alex Jones questions about text messages during a trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin on Wednesday Aug.  3, 2022.

Mark Bankston, lawyer for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, asks Alex Jones questions about text messages during a trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin on Wednesday Aug. 3, 2022.

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Wulff-Jones told Insider on Tuesday that she was “unaware” her husband sent a nude photograph of her to Stone. She appeared uninterested in pursuing charges against her husband, Insider reported.

“I am upset that he took (the) privilege to send the image to someone without my knowledge,” Wulff-Jones, who married Jones in 2017, told Insider.

She added: “Honestly, I was unaware that this occurred. I’m

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Grand jury subpoenas Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani over effort to overturn Georgia’s popular vote

Former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani.Spencer Platt/Getty Images

  • The Fulton County special grand jury has issued several subpoenas to members of Trump’s legal team.

  • Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, legal adviser John Eastman, and Sen. Lindsay Graham all got subpoenas.

  • Fulton County DA Fani Willis is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

The Fulton County special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump and his alleged attempt to overturn the presidential election results in Georgia has issued subpoenas to several members of Trump’s legal team, including his attorney Rudy Giuliani, as well as South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to court filings first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Other members of Trump’s legal team who received subpoenas include John Eastman, Kenneth Chesebro, Cleta Mitchell, and Jenna Ellis. Each of these individuals advised the former president on legal strategies to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election results on the basis of widespread allegations that proved baseless and failed repeated legal challenges and recounts.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been conducting a criminal investigation into whether Trump illegally pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to hand him a win in the state’s 2020 electoral college votes, even though he received fewer votes than now-President Joe Biden; a recount determined Biden had won by 11,779 votes.

A representative for the district attorney’s office said it could not comment “beyond what is in the documents themselves.”

According to a court filing that disclosed the subpoenaGraham asked Raffensperger and his staff about “reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome” for Trump.

“The Witness also made reference to allegations of widespread voter fraud in the

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