Gaetz hires Trump defense lawyer for sex-trafficking probe
UPDATED 2:05 PM PT – Friday, April 9, 2021
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) has tapped a former Trump organization lawyer as he faces a sex-trafficking investigation. According to reports Friday, Marc Mukasey has been hired by Gaetz to represent him in the case.
New: @RepMattGaetz has hired white collar criminal defense lawyers Marc Mukasey & Isabelle Kirshner to lead his legal team. Mukasey has a long history in former President Trump’s orbit, and notably defended SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was acquitted of murder in 2019.
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) April 9, 2021
The attorney is one of the lawyers representing President Trump in two separate criminal probes in New York.
Gaetz’s legal battle came amid a DOJ investigation into whether he misused campaign funds to fund travel for women. The congressman has denied the claims against him and his legal team has vowed to fight against efforts to smear his name with falsehoods.