Lawyer on Trump Election Call Quits Firm After Uproar - 2021-01-06

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F37.png Lawyer on Trump Election Call Quits Firm After Uproar January 6, 2021, Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times

A lawyer advising President Trump in recent weeks has resigned from her law firm after it was revealed that she participated in the call where Mr. Trump pressured Georgia officials to help him reverse the state's election results, the firm said in a statement on Tuesday.

The lawyer, Cleta Mitchell, has been advising Mr. Trump despite a policy at her firm, Foley & Lardner, that none of its lawyers should represent clients involved in relitigating the presidential election.

"Cleta Mitchell has informed firm management of her decision to resign from Foley & Lardner effective immediately," the firm said in its statement. "Ms. Mitchell concluded that her departure was in the firm's best interests, as well as in her own personal best interests. We thank her for her contributions to the firm and wish her well."

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{{cite news | first = Michael S. | last = Schmidt | author2 = Maggie Haberman | title = Lawyer on Trump Election Call Quits Firm After Uproar | url = https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/us/politics/cleta-mitchell-foley-lardner-trump.html | work = New York Times | date = January 6, 2021 | accessdate = August 6, 2021 }}