Chris Kise: Former Florida solicitor general joins Trump legal team
The hire comes as the former President’s allies have privately expressed concern over the competence of his legal team given the magnitude of the situation.
It took two weeks before Trump’s lawyers formally waded into the legal fight over the search warrant, despite publicly calling for the warrant and affidavit to be unsealed. And when they finally did, their motion had numerous legal flaws and drew criticism from legal experts on both sides of the aisle.
“Chris is a terrific lawyer. Among the best in the business,” Brian Ballard, a Florida-based lobbyist and former top fundraiser for Trump, told CNN.
A source close to the former President told CNN that Trump has posed questions about a potential indictment to members of his inner circle. Another adviser acknowledged that while Trump has certainly been in legal peril before, including while he was president, this seems different and potentially more dangerous, particularly because he no longer has the legal protections afforded to the executive office.