Republican attorney Cleta Mitchell stepped down from her law firm Tuesday after advising President Trump on a phone call with Georgia state officials asking them to find evidence that could turn the state’s November election results on their head .
Mitchell terminated their partnership from the Foley & Lardner Washington, DC office after criticizing their involvement in the Trump-Georgia phone call on Jan. 2.
In a statement released earlier this week, the law firm said it was “concerned” about Mitchell’s participation in the call between the president and Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger and other state officials that some legal experts have suggested may oppose States and states violating are right. During the call, Trump urged officials to “find” more than 11,000 ballots from the November 3rd presidential election – enough to swing the state in his favor – and continued to push for the debunked notion that the election results were fraudulent.
Foley & Lardner said in its statement on Monday that the company’s policy is not to represent any party in matters relating to elections.
“Our policy has made it possible for our lawyers to voluntarily participate in election observation and similar activities in their individual capacity as private persons, as long as they are not acting as legal advisors,” it said.
After the Washington Post released audio from the call earlier this week, the company said it was working to understand Mitchell’s role in the call.
Mitchell said in an email to clients and friends that she was leaving Foley & Lardner, accusing “a massive print campaign in the past few days carried out by leftist groups through social media and other means against me, my law firm and clients of became the law firm, ”according to the New York Times.
In the email, she vowed to “redouble” her efforts to ensure “electoral integrity”.
Your profile on the Foley & Lardner website was deleted on Tuesday evening.
Mitchell was an active participant during Saturday’s conversation with Trump. She complained to Raffensperger that she had asked for voting documents from his office but had not received them. She also claimed that more than 4,000 people in Georgia voted despite moving out of the state. On the call, Raffensperger’s General Counsel, Ryan Germany, said the data was incorrect.
He added: “Everyone we have been through are people who lived in Georgia, moved to another state, but then rightly returned to Georgia,” the minutes of the appeal read.
Mitchell, 70, served as the Democratic Representative at Oklahoma House in the 1970s and 1980s. However, in recent years she has represented Republican candidates and causes, according to Politico.
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