Naturally enough, Trump’s opposition will try to make life unbearable for the Trump campaign’s legal efforts. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
A law firm representing the Trump campaign’s efforts to challenge the Pennsylvania election results gave notice late Thursday that they are withdrawing from one of the cases.
While no reason was given for the decision by Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, Bloomberg notes that it was one of two law firms targeted by the Lincoln Project – a group of ‘never-Trump’ Republicans devoted to removing Trump from office.
On Tuesday, the group encouraged people to join LinkedIn and target individual employees of Porter Wright and another law firm, Jones Day, and “Ask them how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people.”
Defend your democracy:
1. Created a LinkedIn account.
2. Message someone who works at @JonesDay or @PorterWright.
3. Ask them how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people. https://t.co/Q3NR5xM4tjhttps://t.co/65DOcAUHYb
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 10, 2020
People responded with screenshots of the law firm employees they harassed:
— Deedles 🐶🐝🐕🐝🐾🐝 (@divakeys) November 10, 2020
Sent to all of the US based employees starting with the letter A. pic.twitter.com/5gSiTzY4GS
— Scot Bennett (@scottieb1025) November 10, 2020
A Trump campaign spokesman blamed “cancel culture” for the firm’s exit.
“Leftist mobs descended upon some of the lawyers representing the President’s campaign and they buckled,” said campaign communications director, Tim Murtaugh. “If the target were anyone but Donald Trump, the media would be screaming about injustice and the fundamental right to legal representation. The President’s team is undeterred and will move forward with rock-solid attorneys to ensure free and fair elections for all Americans.”