It turns out that even for high profile corporate lawyer like former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise, who demanded, and got, a $3,000,000 retainer from Trump to represent him in the pilfered documents case, taking a side job to represent a client like Venezuelan strong man Nicolás Maduro against your own government can have repercussions.
Repercussions such as not being able to obtain a security clearance for a case that involves the vetting of Secret and Top Secret documents…
— Peter Strzok (@petestrzok) September 17, 2022
Leave it to that FBI lovebird and constant thorn in drumpf’s fat ass, Peter Strzok, to ferret out inconvenient national security conflicts on the star of der Gropinfuhrer’s legal whizz team.
Twitter was thrilled, of course:
A member of Trump's legal team (Kise) is or was employed to advise and represent the Attorney General of Venezuala (Reinaldo Predroza) whom the US regards as part of an illegitimate authoritarian regime. So, Kise should not be given access to top secret info.
— Ben Segel-Brown (@SegelBrown) September 17, 2022
No, he should absolutely not.
Wonder if drumpf’s 3 mil is refundable?
And note DOJ's 11th motion for a stay referred to counsel who might be witnesses, plural, which is consistent with Corcoran being FPOTUS Counsel 1 and Bobb being listed as Person 2, not FPOTUS Counsel 2.
So Trusty's likely in the thick of this too.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) September 17, 2022
Jeeze, drumpf might have to go hat in hand to Rudy…
“Anybody working for Trump seems like a security risk.” pic.twitter.com/rmuBRcYpPr
— AtomicAJ74 (@AtomicAj74) September 17, 2022
That’s a fact, Jack.
You’d think, yet somehow I believe Cannon’s crazy ruling said they could (and that she can override the SM report’s “suggestions” anyway). So I’m not confident they won’t give Kise clearance anyway- nothing going by the book
— 🇺🇦juliet ✍️🌻☸️ 🌎 🖖🌊 (@Juliet_notRomeo) September 17, 2022
Don’t be a buzzkill, Juliet. We want Rudy!
And also newly attached to the DeSantis team? No pressure on Cannon there?
— Marie M (@MarieMaulorico) September 17, 2022
Guy loves him some thugs.
He was hired to oppose US sanctions per this news article. No paywall https://t.co/MaQZAQ5eQq
— Believe Women (@DogMomToIsabell) September 17, 2022
Clearly could use you still at the FBI. What a waste and a loss for the country
— Manannan (@Mannanan6) September 17, 2022
— Garden Lady💙🇺🇦🌻🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@beachtimeagain) September 17, 2022
I feel ya, Judy.
Is it crazy to think that possibly, just possibly… that Trump Kise DeSantis Gaetz Abbott Cruz Maduro, using Venezuelan refugees, are all part of a Problem-Reaction-Solution sort of plot?
— Awen Rees (@AwenRees) September 17, 2022
Not enough yarn and thumbtacks in the world, Awen.
It's [fake] surprising how many of the America First crowd are also agents of foreign dictatorships…https://t.co/nqXI8maFsx
— XLProfessor (@XLProfessor) September 17, 2022
Or admirers of them.
The migrants seeking asylum and dropped in Martha's Vineyard are from Venezuela.
Kise is a registerer agent for Venezuela and newly employed by TFG.
What could go wrong here? pic.twitter.com/Xr7S4nkONc
— What next????🇺🇦❤️😷💝🇺🇦 (@Almostover3) September 17, 2022
Big news day for Caracas.
Seems not great! pic.twitter.com/zozTzuTwcX
— John T. Fox (@johntfox) September 17, 2022
Holy fuck. But where is the Russia connection? Has to be there somewhere.
— Trump's Espionage & Felonies (@trumpespionage) September 17, 2022
I’ll refer you to my top pic.
Good thing you’re undertaking this very basic due diligence because team trump surely isn’t. They’re lucky if any licensed attorney in this country picks up the phone
— Robyn (@ballerinaoaf) September 17, 2022
3 million dollar retainer will make them pick up every time.
Trump always thought he was a strongman pic.twitter.com/l1GUvu1VzL
— Rosanne 🐕🦺🐾🇺🇦 (@RosanneR429) September 17, 2022
So, it could be drumpf has to go shopping for attorneys again.
Such a bother, he still has Judges he must pick up yet.