Three attorneys representing Rick Gates told a federal court Thursday they are immediately withdrawing as counsel for the former Donald Trump campaign aide, who is fighting special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of him on money laundering and other charges.
Lawyers Shanlon Wu, Walter Mack and Annemarie McAvoy said in a two-page motion that they would explain the reasons for their abrupt move in documents filed under seal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “The document speaks for itself,” McAvoy told POLITICO, declining further comment.
Hmm, three Rick Gates’ attorneys — Shanlon Wu, Walter Mack & Annemarie McAvoy — all have withdrawn from the case, the court announces
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 1, 2018
MORE: The filing was signed by three of the attorneys representing Gates. Tom Green, a lawyer known for negotiating federal plea deals who was recently brought on by Gates, remains.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 1, 2018
Rick Gates’ lawyers are asking to withdraw immediately, per new filing — reasons aren’t given in the public filing, they say they’re in an exhibit “which is the
subject of a motion to be filed under seal” pic.twitter.com/ap3ywROzFB
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) February 1, 2018