Who is Trump’s lawyer now?

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home has once again shone a spotlight on Trump’s legal situation, but who is his lawyer?

His former lawyer, the eccentric and seemingly declining former luminary Rudy Giuliani is no longer acting but it will be Evan Corcoran, the

Corcoran represented former Trump aide Steve Bannon at Bannon’s trial last month when Bannon was tried for defying a subpoena and was found guilty of two counts of contempt.

The Justice Department is now using a grand jury in Washington to investigate efforts by Trump and his confidants to create fake voters and pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to void the 2020 election.

Trump called the investigation and the U.S. House committee investigating the insurgency a “witch hunt,” and a fiery statement on social media following the FBI raid on his home denounced the new America’s “third world” status and accused leftist Democrats of trying to shut down his re-election to the presidency in 2024.

Who is Evan Corcoran?

Mr. Evan Corcoran is a partner at Silverman Thompson Slutkin White and is a former Assistant United States Attorney with a background in white collar crime and civil litigation.

A Princeton graduate, he acted on a $4 billion insurance case that followed the destruction of the World Trade Center. He has had an extensive career handling civil claims, including defending clients like Verizon and Booz Allen in defenses involving anti-trust law, class actions and major defense claims.

From 1992 to 2000, he worked as a former United States Attorney in Washington DC, handling a range of cases and he received special awards for his achievements, as well as commendations for his work at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia of the Chief of the FBI, and the Attorney General of the United States.

Steve Bannon with Evan Corcoran

Corcoran nearly took a job with the US Department of Justice in 2000, which is now the agency taking action against Bannon and most likely Donald Trump.

Corcoran was in line to be the second in charge of the federal prosecutors office under Tim Shea, who resigned under pressure from activities in the Trump years when there was controversy over the prosecution of Roger Stone and the national security adviser. of Trump, Michael Flynn.

The Capitol Riots

Corcoran has been heavily involved in various Trump-related lawsuits outside of the Bannon case, as he represents both a police officer tasked with obstructing a justice investigation into the Jan. 6 riots, Michael Riley, and also an accused man. to have taken part in the riots, Franck Scavo.

The Bannon case saw Corcoran embroiled in a number of back and forth with the judge over “complex constitutional issues” which many believed to be a straightforward case relating to the failure to comply with the subpoena.

The situation surrounding the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home will usher in a new elevation for a moderately low-key Evan Corcoran as the unprecedented ruling against a former president takes center stage in US legislation and political news.

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