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Trump’s Lawyers Should Be Laughed Out of Court

Trump’s Lawyers Should Be Laughed Out of Court

The latest attempt by the former president’s legal team to get his election subversion case dismissed is a case study in desperate legal maneuvering.

By ELIE MYSTAL, The Nation

There is a widely repeated saying among lawyers: “When your client has the law on their side, you pound on the law; when your client has the facts on their side, you pound on the facts. When your client has neither the law nor the facts on their side, you pound on the table.” Late Monday night, Donald Trump’s lawyers filed four motions to either dismiss the federal case against him over January 6 or limit its scope. The motions failed to make any credible arguments, but the lawyers probably broke two or three tables while typing them out.

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