When the law changes: Donald Trump’s lawsuit against his own lawyers

Trump’s lawyers filed a lawsuit on Monday against four of his top civil lawyers over the timing of the President’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Trump’s team claimed in their lawsuit that the legal team was not given the time to prepare and present a case that was in line with the President ‘s legal team’s concerns. 

The lawsuit alleges that, during a private meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on January 6, the President stated that he would be firing Comey if he was not confirmed, and that the President was “not going to let this happen” and that Comey should not be fired. 

Trump’s lawyers are also suing Sessions for wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation and other violations of the Civil Rights Act, as well as other federal laws. 

 In their complaint, Trump’s attorneys cite a litany of legal violations that they say occurred between the end of January and the beginning of February, and allege that they were not provided with adequate time to present their case before the President made his decision. 

“We believe that the Presidency has violated our rights by withholding this important information from the Court for almost two months, and has caused us and our clients great financial and legal risk,” the lawyers said in the filing. 

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