A former White House ethics lawyer attacked Sidney Powell’s scheme to raise millions from MAGA supporters using Donald Trump’s 2020 election lies.
"Spreading fake news to ask for money is commercial speech, and courts enforce laws criminalizing fraud,” warned Richard Painter.
Donald Trump's former national security adviser “knows that he’s crossed the line into criminal conduct," said former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter.
The attorney general drew backlash after calling Democratic "resistance" against the president a dangerous "holy mission."
"Any other American who offered cash to the jury before a trial would go to prison for felony bribery," writes attorney Richard Painter.
Walter Shaub and Richard Painter blasted the plans, calling them "unacceptable" and “the most overt corruption to date."
The former White House ethics attorney said Trump has “committed multiple high crimes and misdemeanors."
Richard Painter railed against spending taxpayer money to help the president's personal businesses.
Richard Painter said the House's reluctance is a "dereliction of duty."
Richard Painter, former chief ethics lawyer for George W. Bush, said the arrangement "looks bad."