Opinion by
Jennifer Rubin
Columnist

Jan. 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST

We now have perhaps the first noteworthy instance in which a lawyer has faced consequences for egregious conduct in service to President Trump. The Post reports: “Republican lawyer Cleta Mitchell, who advised President Trump during his Saturday phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state in an effort to overturn the election, resigned on Tuesday as a partner in the Washington office of the law firm Foley & Lardner.” This comes after the firm said it was “concerned by” her participation in the call, widely interpreted as a clumsy attempt to threaten and cajole Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger into changing his state’s certified vote. The firm, tellingly, made clear it represents no one “seeking to contest the results of the election.”

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