Jim Trusty Is Withdrawing Due To ‘Irreconcilable Differences’

Jim Trusty

Jim Trusty withdrew from a third legal action involving former president Donald Trump on Friday, claiming “irreconcilable differences” with the previous president. Trusty had previously withdrawn from representing Trump in two federal criminal probes last week.

Trusty informed the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida in a filing that he had decided to withdraw from the ongoing defamation lawsuit Trump has filed against CNN. Trump claims in his implausible lawsuit that the network called him a “‘racist,’ ” “Russian lackey,” “insurrectionist,” and ultimately, “Hitler” in October of last year. In the document, which he signed, Trusty stated: “Mr. Trusty’s resignation is founded on fundamental differences between Counsel and Plaintiff and Council can no longer effectively and appropriately represent Plaintiff.”

Jim Trusty Resigns

A Florida grand jury indicted Trump for allegedly hiding military secrets at his Mar-a-Lago club, prompting Jim Trusty and Trump’s attorney John Rowley to decide to depart the latter’s, legal team. In a joint statement, none of the attorneys mentioned “irreconcilable differences.” They said in a letter last week, “Now that the complaint was formally filed in Miami, Florida, this is a fair moment for us to step aside and allow another carry the legal proceedings through to completion.” We have no plans to discuss our withdrawals or any other private discussions we’ve had with the President or his legal team with the media. 

According to a spokeswoman for the Trump team, the defamation action against CNN is entering a new stage as more undeniable facts become known to the public. We are grateful for Jim Trusty’s efforts in this matter and hope for the best for him.

The decision is made, though, at a precarious time in Trump’s legal challenges. In order to defend himself against the 37-count accusation that charges him with “willful retention” of sensitive national security records at his home and with impeding government efforts to recover those records, he is seeking additional legal counsel.