Light President Donald Trump employed a attorney—most effective known for representing rappers—to characterize him in the 2020 election interference criminal inquiry in Georgia.
Remaining week Trump employed Drew Findling, an Atlanta-primarily primarily based attorney who is basic online as #BillionDollarLawyer and for representing a basic particular person-studded listing of customers, including artists Cardi B, Migos, Waka Flocka Flame, and Gucci Mane.
The investigation is looking into doable 2020 election interference. Even supposing Trump has no longer been named as a target of the Georgia probe, the Fulton County prosecutors contain issued subpoenas to members of the ragged president’s inner circle—Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and ragged Trump lawyers John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani are among them. Additionally, the slate of 16 alternate electors in Georgia might per chance perchance moreover face prices.
On top of his background in criminal defense work, Findling’s recognition runs deep in the rap neighborhood. “He’s the ideal attorney in the sport, man,” said Offset, a member of the neighborhood Migos and Cardi B’s husband. As Findling told the Recent York Instances, he remembered rapper 2 Chainz pointing at him and telling his basic other: “Glimpse that man dazzling there? Honey, we don’t ever need to be in his dwelling of business.”
In one more original twist to this hiring, Findling has been an outspoken critic of Trump. In 2017, after Trump brushed off Preet Bharara from his space as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Recent York, Findling took to Twitter: “The POTUS firing SDNY US Attorney Preet Bharara is a signal of FEAR that he would aggressively investigate the stench hovering over this POTUS.”
In 2018, after the ragged president criticized Lebron James, Findling tweeted: “The racist architect of incorrect Trump College criticizing Lebron, the founding father of a free college for younger folks…. POTUS pathetic as soon as again!”
Scathing criticism aside, now Findling will characterize Trump, and he explained his need to elevate out so in a stylish interview with the Recent York Instances: “I elevate out no longer judge that we grab our consumer or customers primarily primarily based on poke, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, political belief or the substantive concerns involved in the crime…Now we contain our non-public lives and we contain got our non-public politics, and I don’t explain regret for my non-public politics.”
“I could per chance perchance moreover vary politically from many of my customers, however that doesn’t change my commitment to defend against wrongful investigations,” Findling’s law firm said in a observation on Thursday. “In this case, the point of interest on President Trump in Fulton County, Georgia is clearly an fraudulent and politically pushed persecution and along with my dwelling of business and co-counsel, I am fully dedicated to defend against this injustice.”