Under Pressure, Trump Lawyers Quit in Pennsylvania

Under Pressure, Trump Lawyers Quit in Pennsylvania


Lawyers for President Donald Trump from the Porter Wright firm have withdrawn as of Friday from representing him in challenges to election results Pennsylvania.

From the withdrawal motion pic.twitter.com/06Ci2BhcPa

— Alan Feuer (@alanfeuer) November 13, 2020

Though the lawyers’ legal filing claims that the withdrawal is in the best interest of the plaintiffs, the New York Times reported Friday morning that the firm suffered “internal tensions” over its work for Trump — partly as a result of pressure from the Times‘ own coverage:

The firm’s withdrawal followed an article in The New York Times on Monday described internal tensions at the firm about its work for Mr. Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania. Some employees said they were concerned that the firm was being used to undercut the integrity of the electoral process. One Porter Wright lawyer resigned in protest over the summer.

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On Wednesday, Porter Wright issued a statement noting its

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