A law firm that helped file President Trump’s federal court challenge to the crucial election results in Pennsylvania is seeking permission to withdraw from the case amid outside pressure and reported internal discord.
Lawyers with Porter, Wright Morris & Arthur said in court papers they’d “reached a mutual agreement” with the Trump campaign that it “will be best served” without the firm.
The request, filed late Thursday, came after the anti-Trump Republican group the “Lincoln Project” attacked Porter, Wright and another firm for participating in what it called “unwarranted and dangerous attacks on our democracy.”
“Their employees should resign in protest,” the group of disaffected Republicans tweeted on Tuesday.
Plans were also reportedly in the works for $500,000 worth of TV and digital ads.
At least one Porter, Wright lawyer has quit and there have been meetings at which staffers objected to the firm’s election-related work for Trump and the Republican Party, the New York Times reported Monday.