Trump finds no new lawyers for court appearance in Mar-a-Lago case

June 13, 2023

The lawyers making an appearance with Trump on Tuesday will be the top former federal prosecutor Todd Blanche and the former Florida solicitor general Chris Kise, according to people familiar with the matter. Blanche and Kise had dinner with Trump and other advisers on Monday at the BLT Prime restaurant at the Doral. But he has his own baggage as he faces disbarment for contempt of court in a recent civil suit he lost. Donald Trump arrives in Miami a day before his scheduled arraignment on a 37-count federal indictment involving classified documents. The scramble to find Florida lawyers came after Jim Trusty and John Rowley, the two remaining Trump lawyers after the earlier resignation of Tim Parlatore and the recusal of Corcoran, became the latest casualties of a legal team undermined by turmoil and infighting, the Guardian previously reported.