Christopher M. Kise, formerly the solicitor general of Florida, agreed to defend Trump with an “unusually high” $3 million retainer, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
The figure — paid for by Trump’s Save America PAC, according to Politico — is significant because Trump is notorious for not paying bills, according to NBC News.
The former president reportedly struggled with finding a credible defense attorney recently, a problem he’d faced before.
As Trump continues to face legal peril, his advisors and former attorneys have pointed out that the quality of his legal team has taken a turn for the worst. Outside of Kise, Trump’s previous legal team includes “a Florida insurance lawyer who’s never had a federal case, a past general counsel for a parking-garage company, and a former host from a propagandistic cable outlet,” MSNBC reported, citing The Washington Post.
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