Author: Daniel Friedman

Trumpworld Lawyers Keep Getting Stiffed on Fees

Working as Donald Trump’s lawyer, or just being his lawyer’s lawyer, is a tough gig. The former president’s tight-fisted ways, not to mention his legal problems, are trickling down through Trumpworld’s legal ecosystem. On Tuesday, Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, sued the former New York mayor for more than $1.3 million in allegedly unpaid legal […]

New Gun Charges Are Hunter Biden’s Latest Legal Problem

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged Hunter Biden with lying about his drug use when he bought a gun in 2018. The three-count indictment is the latest twist in a series of legal issues for Hunter Biden that could impact the reelection campaign of his father, President Joe Biden. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced […]

Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Was Convicted, Really Fast, of Contempt of Congress

Donald Trump and many of his acolytes take the position that the words “executive privilege” are more or less magic. Trump, a private citizen, last year tried to assert “executive privilege” to refuse to turn over documents the current executive branch demanded that he return. Trump adviser Steve Bannon argued last year that “executive privilege” […]

Peter Navarro’s Contempt Trial Is Short and Sweet—and He’ll Probably Lose

Peter Navarro’s trial for contempt of Congress started on Wednesday, and his lawyer quickly made a titular suggestion. In his opening statement, Stanley Woodward, an attorney who represents Navarro and a host of other clients involved with the January 6 insurrection and Donald Trump’s documents case, faulted the feds for failing to use Navarro’s preferred […]

Proud Boys Leader Sentenced to 22 Years for January 6 Terrorism

A federal judge sentenced Enrique Tarrio, the former leader of the far-right Proud Boys, to 22 years behind bars, after ruling Tuesday that Tarrio’s actions qualified as terrorism.  Tarrio was the “the ultimate leader, the ultimate person who organized, who was motivated by revolutionary zeal,” US District Judge Timothy Kelly said, describing Tarrio’s role in […]

Trump Says the DOJ Is Politicized. If He Wins, It Will Be.

Donald Trump has been indicted three times in four months. He faces charges in New York, DC, and Florida, with Georgia expected to join the list soon. Those cases, in local and federal courts, include 76 separate counts for crimes he allegedly committed in 2016, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The most likely explanation for this […]