A federal judge who was appointed to his post by former President Barack Obama has shut down the efforts of an attorney representing President Donald Trump to prepare for a crucial hearing on Trump’s lawsuit contesting the election results in Pennsylvania, which currently favor Democrat Joe Biden.
After days of filing challenges in various states, Trump last week put his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in charge of the national legal fight.
As such, attorney Marc Scaringi of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became the attorney handling the state case on Monday, a day before U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann was scheduled to hear motions by Pennsylvania state and county officials to dismiss the lawsuit, according to Politico.
Scaringi filed a request to delay the hearing, noting its complexity, his status as new to the case and recent turnover in the Trump legal team.
“Having only been retained today, Plaintiffs’ new counsel need additional