All the President’s Lawyers: A Chart of Misconduct and Possible Crimes Revealed by Mueller Report

From Michael Cohen, to Jay Sekulow, to Rudy Giuliani and more

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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About the Author(s)

Ryan Goodman

Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, former Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2015-2016). Follow him on Twitter (@rgoodlaw).

Alex Potcovaru

Program Associate and Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. You can follow him on Twitter @AlexPotcovaru.