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Over 1500 Attorneys Press Bar Authorities to Condemn & Investigate Trump’s Campaign Lawyers

Lawyers Defending American Democracy: “More than 1500 attorneys – including former ABA and state Bar presidents, retired federal judges and state Supreme Court justices, and former leaders of lawyer disciplinary bodies – have signed an Open Letter urging Bar Associations to condemn President Trump’s campaign attorneys and urging Bar disciplinary authorities to investigate the attorneys’ conduct.  The conduct relates to unfounded lawsuits seeking to overturn the presidential election and to false and deceitful public statements asserting election fraud – statements the lawyers have made to the public, but that they have not dared to make in court. Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD), a nonpartisan nationally-recognized organization of lawyers issued the letter, which reads in part: “President Trump’s barrage of litigation is a pretext for a campaign to undermine public confidence in the outcome of the 2020 election, which inevitably will subvert constitutional democracy. Sadly, the President’s primary agents and enablers in this effort are lawyers, obligated by their oath and ethical rules to uphold the rule of law.” The open letter calls out conduct by Rudolph Giuliani, Joseph DiGenova, Jenna Ellis, Victoria Toensing and Sidney Powell as violative of the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct that prohibits lawyers from making frivolous claims in court and engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, deceit and misrepresentation in or out of court…”

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