It wasn’t all that long ago that the media was defending Hillary Clinton’s legal work getting off a child rapist by accusing the girl he raped of being a liar by invoking the sacred right to counsel. And then once Trump won, one of the vectors for their Jihad involved going after lawyers, whether it was through criminal investigations of legal counsel, like Michael Cohen, that were intended to deny attorney-client privilege, or simply threatening and trying to get lawyers fired.
Now this more informal movement to delawyer political opponents is getting more organized.
A dark money group with ties to Democratic Party heavyweights will spend millions this year to expose and try to disbar more than 100 lawyers who worked on Donald Trump’s post-election lawsuits, people involved with the effort tell Axios.
So much for the right to counsel.
How it works: The 65 Project is targeting 111 attorneys in 26 states who were involved to some degree in efforts to challenge or reverse 2020 election results. They include lawyers at large national law firms with many partners and clients and lawyers at smaller, regional firms.
It will air ads in battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
It also will push the ABA and every state bar association to codify rules barring certain election challenges and adopt model language stating that “fraudulent and malicious lawsuits to overturn legitimate election results violate the ethical duties lawyers must abide by.”
It plans to spend about $2.5 million in its first year and will operate through an existing nonprofit called Law Works.
A campaign to target attorneys in this way is unprecedented. But the Left wages total war. That’s something too many conservatives don’t understand. It doesn’t believe in rights, only naked assertions of its power.
It goes without saying that lefty lawyers who work on Dem election challenges will not be disbarred, but lawyers who might work on conservative cases are being threatened with disbarment.
Cleta Mitchell, who resigned from Foley & Lardner as she assisted the Trump campaign’s post-election legal efforts, characterized The 65 Project’s effort as hypocritical.
“I’m betting Marc Elias isn’t on the list,” she said in a text message, linking to a story about the Democratic attorney’s challenge to the results of a House race in Iowa last year and one about his claims of voting machine “irregularities” in another in New York.
“Ok for Dem lawyers to file election challenges. Of course.”
These are Soviet tactics that are meant to suppress civil rights and the political opposition.