Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report includes many references to actions of President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys in Volume 2, which covers obstruction of justice. As a foremost expert on legal ethics and professional responsibility Stephen Gillers explained, the report indicates that these lawyers were potentially involved in ethical misconduct or in a criminal obstruction of justice.
With some notable exceptions, the report does not provide the names of individual lawyers. The report also frequently refers to “counsel,” which is ambiguous because it could be plural (involving multiple lawyers) or singular. That said, the report does effectively identify two lawyers in important activities – Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow – and the public record allows one to match which lawyers were serving Trump during the relevant times.
The following Chart provides a comprehensive account of the Mueller Report’s references to potential wrongdoing by President Trump’s personal lawyers.
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