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What to expect from Mueller’s report and Trump’s legal team is far bigger than reported

Lawfare, Jack Goldsmith, Maddie McMahon – Don’t Expect a Starr-Like Report from Mueller -“…In sum, we think that the best reading of the special counsel regulations in their historical context rules out a Starr-like report to Congress that lays out hundreds of pages of factual allegations as well as legal analysis and conclusions. The drafters of the regulations criticized that approach and took steps to preclude it, and on the whole, the regulations achieve that goal…”

DailyBeast, Betsy Woodruff: “President Donald Trump’s legal team is bigger than it looks. Two sources familiar with the president’s team have told The Daily Beast that about half a dozen attorneys affiliated with a conservative non-profit have been helping Jay Sekulow represent the presiden Since the departure of lawyer John Dowd, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) head Jay Sekulow has become the lone public face of the president’s personal legal team. But he isn’t alone. Andrew Ekonomou, Mark Goldfeder, and Ben Sisney are among the attorneys who have helped him handle legal matters related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, The Daily Beast has learned. Jay Sekulow told The Daily Beast that everyone working for the president’s legal team is paid through his private law firm, the Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group. Ekonomou is in private practice in Atlanta. He was formerly an acting U.S. attorney and head of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Northern District of Georgia. He has worked with the ACLJ on their litigation but is not an employee of the organization. He also worked on an amicus brief defending Trump’s travel ban. Goldfeder is a lecturer at Emory University’s law school and has also worked alongside ACLJ. Sisney works for ACLJ as senior counsel for litigation and public policy, and former clerk to U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzel. Sisney signed the same amicus brief defending the travel ban that Ekonomou did. The fact that these men have worked on Trump’s legal team has not been previously reported…”

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