This clown is coming right out the gate with ethics issues that are not okay for attorneys to be involved in, the list of things is growing…
- He is not licensed to practice in Washington DC
- Bragging that he facilitated Preet’s termination? What a rookie move that was
- As pointed out Monday on MSNBC, apparently White House staff was asking Kasowitz if they needed to lawyer up, he told them he saw no reason for that yet. It would seem that this is in violation of BAR rules governing advice to people who do not have representation who may in fact need it.
- His area of expertise (whatever that is) is not what Trump needs most, which is solid grounding in political rules of ethics from the what is okay perspective, not the what can you get away with one. There is a White House legal machine that is there to represent the white house, not the president, that is there to protect the government against abuses of the president, not facilitate those abuses.
- Kasowitz is blundering into an adversarial role representing Trump against the mechanism that exists to protect the government, the country, and our people against abuses, neither seems to get it that Trump is aligning himself to be against the government, not being the government.
- Kasowitz is definitely stepping into new ground here, and when he makes a bad move he will be be lucky to escape a prison term, because those around Trump are definitely looking at that.
- Kasowitz is used to defending Trump against potential criminal activities, he can’t defend Trump as the president against crimes against the government and constitution without personally jeopardizing himself. Attorneys are officers of the court, and never has Kasowitz stepped into that arena more than this representation puts him. Any attorney representing Trump right now has to have an absolute rock solid grasp of the law as it applies to public servants so that they can clearly advise Trump of what he can’t do, not what he thinks he can get away with. Trump and his attorneys are far too used to walking on the dark side of stretching rules. Trump’s entire team would be well served by doing some in depth study of Watergate and obstruction, with an eye toward what could apply to them and their circumstances.
- And just as a matter of curiosity, does Kasowitz have the security clearance he would need to be privy to classified information?
- And is Trump keeping the necessary personal payments for his own attorney(s), as well as perks such as airfare, meals, and accommodations not being paid by taxpayers.
- Kasowitz wants an office close to Trump, is it okay for taxpayers to be footing the bill for anything related to Trump’s personal attorney?
I expect to see a move soon designed to put figurative shackles on Trump, meant to prohibit him from pardoning anyone who has criminal prosecution coming at them, and to keep him from firing more people involved in investigations that look more and more to be centered around Trump, his campaign and current administration. Enough has been said in the MSM to indicate that there is an awareness and concern that criminal results for Trump personnel would likely result in pardons, Mueller is sharp enough to negate that. I would think that all it would take to completely negate Trump is to announce that Trump is under investigation based on evidence indicating whatever the case is.
I’m not sure if or what the mechanism might be to bring an indictment against Trump or the administration, but it would seem that intelligence has disclosed evidence of wrongdoing a long time ago during the campaign, and later after the election, evidence that this is an illegitimate presidency. Mueller will be figuring out how to act on clear evidence in such a way that the investigation and subsequent prosecutions are not further impeded by Trump. It would seem that there is plenty to act on even though there is so much to investigate that it could take months or even years to conclude all of the threads and people it leads to. Make no mistake, this investigation heavily involves criminal charges centered on Trump’s real estate involvement with US and Russian money laundering. I am surprised Trump hasn’t already started issuing pardons for every name that has come up on the grounds (his) that this is all fake trumped up news.
If I were Trump I’d be figuring out how to resign and get a pledge from whoever steps in as president to pardon him for all crimes he committed.