Trump can’t hang on to lawyers after false election claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has employed high-powered litigators for decades, but since losing the November election to President Joe Biden, he’s been bleeding attorneys. More established firms have backed away from his baseless claims of election fraud, leaving him with various legal teams that repeatedly made elementary errors in cases that were quickly rejected as meritless. His personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was ridiculed for his performance before a federal judge during one election-related case. By the time Trump’s second impeachment trial rolled around, he was looking far outside the white-shoe law firms that typically would represent an ex-president.