There was a bizarre moment of apparent legal action on CNN during an interview related to the portrayal of Donald Trump after he was indicted.
One of the former president’s attorneys, Tim Parlator, has publicly undermined the credibility of another Trump attorney, Joe Tacopina, who took part in a media campaign this week after Trump was accused of his role in the Daniels Hoch Mooney case.
Mr. Parlatore is representing the former president in the investigation into his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, as well as his role in inciting the January 6 riots.
When asked by CNN anchor Caitlan Collins if Tacopina was the “right person” to defend the former president against more than 30 counts in the New York court indictment, Mr. Parlatore raised an important conflict of interest.
“This is a big deal,” Collins said Friday night. And, of course, everyone noted how historic this indictment is… Do you think Joe Tacopina is the right person to take this case, to court, for your client, Trump?
“Well, I know Suzanne Nicholas is an exceptional attorney working on all the legal aspects of this case,” Mr. Parlatore began.
“Who will take over the trial?” I know Joe has potential conflict issues, given his past connections with Stormy Daniels. So who is the right attorney to sue is up to the client. »
He added, “Ultimately, the decision of who is on which side, in front of a jury, is a decision that only the client can make. »
Collins seemed immediately surprised, even stunned, by the statement and quickly challenged Mr. Parlatore about his response: “You don’t seem to think Joe Tacopina could do that. And do you think he has a conflict of interest here and he will ultimately be the one representing Trump, in this the condition? “?
Mr. Parlatore retracted his response when Collins pressed him and said he would not comment on Mr. Tacopina, even if he had just done so.
It was Mr. Tacopina Exchanges with Mrs. Daniels in 2018 As part of a potential representation and turned over to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office by his current attorney Clark Brewster who considers it a conflict of interest.
Mr. Tacopina He denied any conflict of interest or that confidential information has been shared with him or his office. He also denied meeting or speaking to Daniels.
Additionally, during an appearance on CNN in 2018, Mr. Tacopina appeared to criticize Mr. Trump’s payments to Daniels as “illegal” and “fraudulent.”
when i arrived before The Independent To comment, Mr. Tacopina clarified his remarks by affirming twice during his 2018 appearance: “If that is indeed the case.”